Mississippi Rising Slowly

Feb 27, 2017

In the Quad Cities, the Mississippi River is rising slowly - it's come up 1.7 feet since Friday and is now 3.3 feet below flood stage. The National Weather Service now predicts it will reach flood stage by next Sunday (3/6) which is considered "minor flooding."

At Dubuque, the Mississippi should reach flood stage on Friday, and at Clinton on Sunday. 

Not much to worry about along the Rock River, at least for now. It's 2 to 3 feet below flood stage at both Joslin and Moline, and expected to hold near that level through the weekend.

The Wapsipinicon River, however, is rising. At DeWitt it's risen 1 foot since Friday, and is now 1 foot below flood stage.