Mississippi River

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. 

River Forecasts Raised

May 4, 2018
National Weather Service

Forecasts for the Mississippi River have been revised upwards. 

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising, from Dubuque down to the Quad Cities.

Mississippi River Rising

May 1, 2018
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and should reach flood stage, from Dubuque to the Quad Cities, this weekend.

WVIK News

Illinois may help communities along the Mississippi River save their historic buildings. State representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island is sponsoring a bill to make tax credits available for rehabilitating historic structures.

Muscatine Fire Department

Thanks to some local companies, the Muscatine Fire Department now owns a new rescue boat. And once it's fully equipped, it will be stored along the city's riverfront and ready to use.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

A new interactive exhibit at the Moline Public Library is giving Quad Cities residents the chance to see two years into the future, when the new Interstate 74 bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to open.

River Levels Rising

Feb 20, 2018
National Weather Service

As the rain continues, the rivers near the Quad Cities continue to rise.

First Flood Outlook

Feb 16, 2018
National Weather Service

Don't get too worried about possible spring flooding, yet. In its first flood outlook for this year, the National Weather Service says the chance of flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers in this area is "normal to below normal."

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