Mississippi Moving Closer to Flood Stage

May 2, 2018

The Mississippi River is rising, from Dubuque down to the Quad Cities.

The National Weather Service says at Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque Wednesday afternoon, the river measured one foot below flood stage. It should reach flood stage Thursday night then crest about half foot higher on Saturday, and stay near that level through Tuesday.

In the Quad Cities, the Mississippi has reached nearly 1 foot below flood stage, with flood stage expected on Saturday afternoon. After that, the river should rise and crest on Monday at 1.2 feet over flood stage.