Mississippi Approaching Flood Stage

Mar 1, 2017

The Mississippi River is rising, but so far only minor to moderate flooding is forecast.

The National Weather Service says at Dubuque Wednesday the River is eight-tenths of a foot below flood stage. The forecast calls for a crest on Friday afternoon at flood stage and then it should begin to fall slowly.

It's three feet below flood stage at Clinton, and expected to crest at flood stage Sunday afternoon.

In the Quad Cities, the Mississippi is still more than 2 feet below flood stage with a crest expected on Sunday afternoon seven tenths of a foot over flood stage. It should then begin to fall slowly.

The Wapsipinicon River has reached flood stage at DeWitt, and will rise several more tenths of a foot before cresting Thursday nearly half a food over flood stage. 

 The Davenport Public Works Department says sandbags are available for city residents at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.