Mississippi River

Image from the website features Rock Island's Schwiebert Park, the Centennial Bridge & the river, plus a separate photo of Celebration Belle riverboat
http://mississippiriver.natgeotourism.com/ / National Geographic

National Geographic wants Quad Cities residents to help attract tourists to the Mississippi River. Next week, the organization will host the rollout of its new, regional website which focuses on the great river, and the culture of its cities and towns.

Scott County

The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is now nearly half a foot over flood stage, and rising. The National Weather Service expects it to crest on Sunday 1 1/2 feet over flood stage.

Joybox Express & Artrain

A "piano on wheels" traveled through the Quad Cities today as part of a trip from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The Joybox Express is a custom bike frame, with three people pedaling, and carrying a 400 pound piano.

WVIK News / WVIK News

The Mississippi River has nearly reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service says it was just below that benchmark level, and it's now expected to continue rising to two feet over flood stage by Saturday night and Sunday. 

At that level, the river affects River Drive in Moline in the 47-hundred block, covers most of LeClaire Park in Davenport, and begins to reach the flood gates in downtown Rock Island, in Schwiebert Riverfront Park. 

Credit National Weather Service

Crews in Davenport will place "high water" signs near the Mississippi River today, to prepare for potential flooding next week. Friday morning, the Mississippi is about three feet below flood stage. But, it's expected to start rising slowly Saturday afternoon. 

Credit National Weather Service

While some Northern Iowa cities are already dealing with severe flooding today, Davenport is preparing for river levels to rise this weekend. The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is currently 2.6 feet below flood stage. But, it's expected to reach two feet over flood stage next week.

Mississippi River Rising

Aug 26, 2016
National Weather Service

Heavy rains this week in northeast Iowa are pushing up the level of the Mississippi River and the city of Davenport is starting to take flood protection measures. 

Jamie Buckley

A man from Maryland is kayaking down the Mississippi River - to challenge himself, and to challenge local Rotary clubs to help eradicate polio. Nearly two months after he started in Minnesota, Jamie Buckley stopped in the Quad Cities this week to talk about his experiences, and the international campaign, End Polio Now. 

Tug Fest Iowa

Now in its 30th year, a Quad Cities summer event has won some national recognition. Tug Fest in LeClaire and Port Byron has been listed by Motel 6 as one of "America's Top 6 Quirkiest Summer Festivals."

Muscle Down to Mussel Town

Apr 7, 2016
RAGBRAI.com

The city of Muscatine is preparing to welcome 15,000 national and international visitors. On July 30th, this year's RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, will end in the city of Muscatine.

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