Environment

WVIK News

Now that the rain has stopped, here and upstream, the Mississippi River should crest in the Quad Cities earlier than expected - over the weekend, instead of Monday. 

Moline Closes River Drive

Oct 11, 2018

As the Mississippi River continues to rise, the city of Moline has closed River Drive, from 23rd Street to 55th Street. 

WVIK News

For the fourth time this year, the Mississippi River has reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. And it's the second time Davenport has had to close River Drive and put up a temperary floodwall.

An agency in the Quad Cities wants to help people save money on their heating bills.

More Rain, More Flooding

Oct 8, 2018

More rain over the weekend means more flooding by rivers in this area. 

Pollutants as Resources

Oct 6, 2018


Miss. River Rising

Oct 3, 2018
National Weather Service

Thanks to heavy rain in recent days up north, the city of Davenport has activated its flood plan. The Mississippi River is 1 1/2 feet below flood stage on Wednesday, and is forecast to crest on Friday at half a foot over flood stage. 

Flood Resiliency Gaining Traction

Sep 29, 2018


submitted / City of Rock Island

Part of the riverfront bike path in Rock Island will be closed for another week. The city says a crew will complete a project it started on Monday (between Schwiebert Park and 24th Street).

The number of mussels in the Iowa River is falling, but scientists don't really know why. That's one of the results of this year's Iowa Mussel Blitz. 

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