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Workers with the U.S. Army Corps of engineers drain water from the Mississippi River, left, into the Bonnet Carre Spillway Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Norco. The Mississippi River water levels are rising because of heavy December rain in the Midwest. The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway helps relieve pressure on New Orleans-area levees by making sure the water doesn’t flow faster than 1.25 million cubic feet per second through the city. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

(Bloomberg) — The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts of the St. Louis area.

The Mississippi probably won’t rise as high from Arkansas to New Orleans as earlier forecasts projected, according to the National Weather Service.

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