Mississippi River

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1636618966/river-action-brings-an-iconic-bridge-back-from-the / River Action

River Action wants to build a pedestrian bridge over Davenport's River Drive and promote history at the same time. The group is trying to raise 50,000 dollars on Kickstarter to show government officials the three million dollar project has plenty of local support.


Access to the Quad Cities river taxi will soon be improved. With construction starting this summer, MetroLINK will add a dock, fleeting area, and pedestrian bridge for the Channel Cat at the Celebration Belle Landing in Moline.Jennifer Garrity, from MetroLINK, says their goal for the homeport is to have more space for the three boats and accommodate people with disabilities. 

The new Channel Cat Homeport will also have a passenger waiting area with displays showing when boats will arrive, plus bike parking and direct connections to the Great River Trail and Western Illinois University in Moline.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A company known for river cruises in Europe, Asia, Egypt, and Russia plans to start offering trips on the Upper Mississippi River. This morning, the Senior Vice President of Finance for Viking River Cruises visited Davenport, toured the Figge Art Museum, and listened to the mayor and others talk about what the Quad Cities has to offer passengers.

Flood Outlook Update

Mar 5, 2015
WVIK Staff

Flooding should not be a major problem in the coming weeks. That's the message from the National Weather Service in its second Spring Flood Outlook, issued today.

Spring Flood Outlook

Feb 20, 2015
WVIK Staff

  Don't worry too much about flooding this spring. At least that's the first prediction from the National Weather Service.

Train Derailment Cleanup

Feb 9, 2015

The Mississippi River is being watched closely nearly a week after a train derailment spilled ethanol in the water. Samples are being analyzed from the site, just north of Dubuque, all the way down to Muscatine.


People from across Iowa will have their eyes on Des Moines this weekend. On Saturday night (1/24), organizers of RAGBRAI - the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa - will announce this year's route. 

Screenshot captured 12/23/2014 / http://www.cityofdubuque.org/446/Video

For a couple of hours on Christmas Day, Dubuque will offer an alternative to football games, holiday concerts, and movie marathons. Its government access station, CityChannel, will show, "The River in Real Time," a virtual cruise of the Mississippi River.

Two state agencies in Illinois have worked out a plan to improve water quality, and reduce the amount of pollution that flows into the Mississippi and other rivers. And they're accepting public comments through late January.

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Why does the Mississippi River flow east to west through the Quad Cities, instead of north to south?