Mississippi River

WVIK News

On Midwest Week - sandbags, President Clinton, and Bon Jovi tickets - remembering the record-setting flood of 1993.

Willowbrook Photography

Despite the current flooding by the Mississippi River, this year's Blues Festival will be held on the Davenport riverfront as scheduled. The river crested Sunday 1 1/2 feet over flood stage, and is expected to fall to flood stage by Friday when the festival begins.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River crested in the Quad Cities on Sunday, and has fallen slightly since then. The National Weather Service says the "high point" was 1 1/2 feet over flood stage, and it should drop to near flood stage by this weekend.

National Weather Service

The forecast for the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has been revised - and will go higher than expected.

National Weather Service

As the Rock River begins to fall, the Mississippi River continues to rise.

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Starting Friday, people who live and work in Bettendorf will have increased access to traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge.

The virtual reality program has been available at the Moline library since February. But now it's crossed the river and will re-open at the library in Bettendorf.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Congress is working on a new, Water Resources Development Act, and deciding which projects to pay for. That includes fixing locks and dams. A group that represents navigators, shippers, farmers, and others is pleased with the proposed funding and policies in the act, which has passed the House.

National Weather Service

After cresting over the weekend, the Mississippi River has started to fall, but very slowly.

Tori Charnetzki

The crest of the Mississippi River has reached the Quad Cities. 

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.

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