Mississippi River

National Weather Service

Updated 7:25 a.m. Monday, March 28.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising in the Quad Cities.

The National Weather Service says Wednesday's level was two to three feet below flood stage, and it will probably go up two feet by Saturday.

The river is now forecast to go over flood stage Tuesday, by about a foot and a half.

Upstream at Fulton, the crest is expected Monday, at a foot above flood stage. And downstream at Muscatine, the Mississippi will reach 18 feet by Wednesday — that's two feet above flood stage.

http://www.weather.gov/dvn/River_Levels#Top / Quad Cities National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and Davenport is preparing for minor flooding. The National Weather Service says the river should reach flood stage in the Quad Cities early next week. 

Flood Chances Falling

Mar 7, 2016
National Weather Service

Flooding is still a possibility this spring, but the chances are lower than they were just two weeks ago. That's the latest Spring Flood and Water Resources Outlook from the National Weather Service in Davenport. 

National Weather Service

The risk of flooding this spring is considered "above normal." That's according to the  National Weather Service in its first Spring Flood Outlook for this year for the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

WVIK Staff

You might see a familiar face next time you travel from Rock Island to Davenport on the Government Bridge. Today, Bechtel Trusts and the City of Davenport unveiled a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, at Bechtel Park on 2nd Street.

Submitted by John Sutter

The founder of one of Iowa's largest and most popular museums is retiring. Jerry Enzler has spent nearly 40 years helping transform Dubuque's riverfront into one of Iowa's top tourist destinations. 

Dr Joe Underhill, Augsburg College

Some students from Minneapolis have stopped in the Quad Cities while they spend a  semester on the river. The class from Augsburg College began a canoe trip down the Mississippi River last month, and will end in December at the Gulf of Mexico.


The Mississippi River provides more than great views, floods, and congested traffic. Michelle O'Neill reports today in Dubuque dozens of mayors from river towns and cities announced the Mississippi plays a huge role in the economy.

Tug Fest, LeClaire, tugfest.com

It's Iowa versus Illinois, in the biggest tug-of-war competition of the year. Tomorrow is the 29th annual Tug Fest in LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Both sides of the Mississippi River are preparing their strongest residents for the tug-of-war competition. The river between the two towns will be closed to barge traffic, while a 24-hundred foot long, 680 pound, rope stretches across it. Eleven teams on each side will try to pull the most feet of rope within three minutes. The town with the most winning teams receives an "Alabaster Eagle in Flight" trophy.