The Mississippi River is predicted to rise to 15.8 feet in La Crosse by Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The river stage was at 15.12 Thursday afternoon, and has been above the 12-foot flood stage for weeks, peaking April 18 at 16.41 feet.
In other flood-related news:
Two businesses contributed more than $40,000 in flood relief to the American Red Cross - Wal-Mart donated $25,000 and Alliant Energy gave $15,000 plus a two-for-one match of employee and retiree contributions during May.
Gov. Scott McCallum announced a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to the American Red Cross for support services to flood victims.
Hwy. 35 in Buffalo County near Fountain City was closed again less than a day after officials opened the roadway. Traffic is detoured along a six-mile stretch beginning at Hwy. 54 (the Winona junction) to Fountain City. Traffic follows Hwy. 95 and 93 and returns to Hwy. 35 at Centerville.
The American Red Cross has clean-up kits and informational material available for flood repairs. The assistance is free, funded by donations. For more information call 1-800-949-9056. The Red Cross has a goal of raising $200,000. Contributions can be made at 1-800-HELP-NOW.
The Red Cross has donated nearly 12,000 meals and snacks throughout the flood efforts, and deployed 159 relief workers.
The Coast Guard's Disaster Response Units continue to move south with the highest water along the Mississippi River. A 403-mile section of the Upper Mississippi remains closed to boat traffic, and many locks and dams are not operating.