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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Over the weekend, the Mississippi River crested earlier and lower than expected. The City of Davenport says on Sunday, it reached nearly half a foot above flood stage, and now the water level is slowly falling. 

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. 

Seventeen Feet and Rising

May 31, 2017
National Weather Service

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Mississippi River, and it should continue for several more days.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is only expected to reach flood stage in the Quad Cities this week, but downstream some areas are bracing for what could be major flooding. And climate change could be a factor.

The Gazette (Ced.Rapids) (Andy Abeyta/Freelance)

Nine years after a record-setting flood, Cedar Rapids is still trying to recover, now beginning to work on a floodwall.

Davenport Dept of Public Works

Besides reopening roads after minor flooding on the Mississippi River, Davenport's Public Works Department is preparing for snow.

Graph shows river leves at Rock Island with measured points in a line with forecast levels.
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=dvn&gage=RCKI2 / Quad Cities National Weather Service

Davenport Public Works employees are preparing for the Mississippi River to reach flood stage soon, then rise a little more. The National Weather Service says river levels could rise quickly over the next week.

The online system is interactive. This image shows the forecast & a chart with a slider that can be moved to show how deep the water might be at certain locations at specific times.
http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/app/ / Iowa Flood Center

As residents and businesses along Iowa rivers prepare for flooding, the Iowa Flood Center has a new way for them to find out where the water will go and how high.

View of ice on the Rock River looking east from the West Rock River Bridge
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Rock River in Moline has risen is above flood stage, and residents should look out for flooding. This afternoon, the water is half-a-foot above flood stage at Moline. The National Weather Service says the Rock should crest today and remain over flood stage through next week. And a flood warning is in effect until further notice.

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