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AmeriCorps member Tom Schweiss places a hose in a pool of water to be pumped back into the Mississippi River on Tuesday in Clarksville. 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.

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More rain expected for swollen Midwest rivers

More rain on Tuesday was the last thing flood fighters across the Midwest wanted to see, adding more water to swollen rivers that are now expected to remain high into next month.

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