Just when it was starting to look like things would be back to normal soon, the National Weather Service has issued a river stage forecast that shows a return to the major flooding stage in Grafton. Currently sitting around 27 feet, the river is expected to rise to 29 feet by Friday, and to 31 feet by Monday.

And that, according to Grafton Mayor Rick Eberlin, will make it difficult to get around once again.

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He says being flooded over the Memorial Day weekend will mean a major hit to the town's tourism economy, traditionally being one of the top three busiest weekends of the year. In Alton, the forecast is for a crest of 35.1 feet on Sunday. The city will likely have to rebuild the flood wall near State Street and Broadway later this week.

 

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