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Flooding concerns in eastern Iowa ease as Mississippi River crests

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Flooding concerns have eased in much of eastern Iowa as the Mississippi River crests at Davenport.

Officials are now turning their attention to points south along the river in Missouri and Illinois.

The National Weather Service reports that the Mississippi River at Davenport crested Friday at 20.89 feet - well above the 15-foot flood stage. That level is expected to drop starting Saturday to below 18 feet by Thursday.

Along the river in northern Missouri, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for flooding next week.

Corps civil engineer Davor Karic says most of the areas of concern are north of St. Louis.

Corps officials had expected to close Lock and Dam 24 north of St. Louis to navigation Friday, but later moved the projected closure to Sunday.

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