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Article updated: 4/23/2013 9:44 AM

More rain expected for already swollen rivers

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The areas around the Shiawassee River and Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge are completely flooded on Monday, April 22, 2013. Area rivers overflowed their banks over the weekend after days of heavy rain saturated the ground.

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Communities along the Mississippi River and other Midwestern waterways eyed and in some cases fortified makeshift levees holding back floodwaters that meteorologists said could worsen or be prolonged by looming storms. Overnight rain from Oklahoma to Michigan led the National Weather Service to heighten the forecast crest of some stretches of rivers while blunting the retreat of other waterways.
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