Mississippi River

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Starting Friday, people who live and work in Bettendorf will have increased access to traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge.

The virtual reality program has been available at the Moline library since February. But now it's crossed the river and will re-open at the library in Bettendorf.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Congress is working on a new, Water Resources Development Act, and deciding which projects to pay for. That includes fixing locks and dams. A group that represents navigators, shippers, farmers, and others is pleased with the proposed funding and policies in the act, which has passed the House.

National Weather Service

After cresting over the weekend, the Mississippi River has started to fall, but very slowly.

Tori Charnetzki

The crest of the Mississippi River has reached the Quad Cities. 

https://goo.gl/Y2x3hP / Corps of Engineers Facebook page

Riverboat pilots and barge companies will probably have to exercise a little patience over the next few days. Today and Friday, the Corps of Engineers is preparing to close two locks on the flooding Mississippi River.

https://www.weather.gov/dvn/weatherstory / Quad Cities National Weather Service

Update Monday, 5/14 11:00 A.M. The river has crested upstream from Fort Madison, Iowa. And the weather service expects it to crest at Keokuk and Gregory Landing today or Tuesday. Rain in this week's forecast may delay the length of a few crests, and slow the fall in water levels. But local meteorologists say the rain is not expected to significantly change the current crest forecasts. 

River Forecasts Raised

May 4, 2018
National Weather Service

Forecasts for the Mississippi River have been revised upwards. 

National Weather Service

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

Mississippi River Rising

May 1, 2018
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and should reach flood stage, from Dubuque to the Quad Cities, this weekend.

WVIK News

Illinois may help communities along the Mississippi River save their historic buildings. State representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island is sponsoring a bill to make tax credits available for rehabilitating historic structures.

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