River Forecasts Raised

May 4, 2018

Forecasts for the Mississippi River have been revised upwards. 

The National Weather Service now says the river has reached flood stage at Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque, and gone up half a foot. And it should crest there 2.6 feet over flood stage on Monday. The river is expected to hold at that level through Wednesday, and then begin to fall slowly.

Downstream at the Quad Cities, the Mississippi measured just 2-tenths of a foot below flood stage Friday afternoon. It should reach flood stage by early Friday night, then crest on Thursday 2.8 feet over flood stage.

 The National Weather Service says the river is 7-tenths of a foot below flood stage on Friday in Muscatine. It should reach flood stage Saturday, then rise 3 feet and crest on Thursday.