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Some Mississippi River towns see crests, but worrisome rain and snow melt keep concerns high

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    Joe Biggerstaff wades away from his mother's Konkle Drive home on the Grand River north of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Sunday, April 21, 2013. The rising Grand River has driven hundreds of people from their homes in several western Michigan communities and was pushing Sunday toward a record high near Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/MLive.com, Chris Clark)The Associated Press

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    The Fulton Street bridge over the flooded Grand River, right, as pictured from the 27th floor of Plaza Towers in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sunday, April 21, 2013. The U.S. 131 bridge is pictured to the left. The Fulton Street bridge has been closed and the Plaza Towers evacuated because of flood waters. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell declared a state of emergency as the flooding Grand River poured into the basements of several hotels and other downtown buildings. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)The Associated Press

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    Spectators watch as a kayaker ducks underneath the blue bridge on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Sunday, April 21, 2013. The rising Grand River has driven hundreds of people from their homes in several western Michigan communities and was pushing Sunday toward a record high near Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/MLive.com, Sally Finneran)The Associated Press

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    Crowds of people check out the level of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Sunday, April 21, 2013. The rising Grand River has driven hundreds of people from their homes in several western Michigan communities and was pushing Sunday toward a record high near Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/MLive.com, Sally Finneran)The Associated Press

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    A sand barricade is set up to protect the Grand Rapids, Mich. waste water treatment facility from flood waters is pictured Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/MLive.com, Sally Finneran)The Associated Press

The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots, but there's growing concern that spring floods are far from over.

The river was at or near crest at several places Sunday between the Quad Cities and near St. Louis. Some towns in the approximate 100-mile stretch of river from Quincy, Ill., to Grafton, Ill., reached 10-12 feet above flood stage.

The good news was that most businesses and homes were high and dry, though hundreds of acres of farmland were under water, two bridges were closed and countless roads were shut down. At least three people have died.

Forecasts call for 1-2 inches of rain Monday night and Tuesday from Wisconsin through Missouri, along with more snow in the Dakotas and Minnesota.