River Levels Falling

Jul 26, 2017

The Rock River at Moline, on Wednesday morning.
Credit National Weather Service

Both the Rock and Mississippi Rivers have crested in the Quad Cities, and started to fall. 

The National Weather Service says the Mississippi reached 9/10 of a foot over flood stage around midday Tuesday in the Quad Cities, and has since dropped half a foot. It should drop below flood stage by tonight.

On the Rock River at Moline, it's 3.2 feet over flood stage now, after cresting overnight 3.4 feet over flood stage, and it could fall to flood stage by next Wednesday.  

Upstream at Joslin, the river level is falling - it crested Tuesday morning at 6.3 feet over flood stage, and has since dropped half a foot to 5.7 feet over flood stage. It's expected to fall to the flood stage level late next week.