Mississippi River

Army Corps of Engineers

The mayors of Davenport and Dubuque met with President Trump Wednesday to talk about the Mississippi River and its possible inclusion in a future federal infrastructure bill. Frank Klipsch and Roy Buol were members of a delegation from the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.

CityChannel Dubuque

Dubuque will once again use Christmas Day and New Year's Eve to premier new videos about the city. The city's relationship with the Mississippi River is the subject of "River Boats, River Voices," volumes 1 and 2, that'll be shown on CityChannel Dubuque. 

QC-Times Big Story: 'The Great River'

Dec 1, 2017
 Commercial fisherman Dennis Weiss of Bellevue, Iowa, loads a box containing one of his 50-hook trotlines into his boat before heading out one afternoon this past July on the Mississippi River.
Kevin E. Schmidt / Quad-City Times

For three months this past summer, Quad-City Times photographers Kevin Schmidt and Andy Abeyta, along with reporter Jack Cullen, explored a 400-mile region of the winding Mississippi River Valley that spans the entire eastern border of Iowa, northwest Illinois (including the Quad-Cities) and southwest Wisconsin. 

Hoping to raise money for charity, and challenge themselves, three men from the Quad Cities are riding the length of the Mississippi River on their bicycles. On September 10th, Tom Rowe, Tom Thoms, and Jim Millman set out from  Itasca, Minnesota, and plan to reach New Orleans this Saturday (9/30).

20th Annual QC Marathon

Sep 22, 2017
QC Marathon

The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon will be held this weekend - on Sunday morning - with the start and finish lines on River Drive in downtown Moline. Proceeds each year benefit  prostate cancer research and screening.

Rock River Falling Slowly

Jul 28, 2017

After cresting earlier this week, the level of the Mississippi River is dropping fast, but not the Rock.

River Levels Falling

Jul 26, 2017
National Weather Service

Both the Rock and Mississippi Rivers have crested in the Quad Cities, and started to fall. 


For the first time in decades, a key part of one of Moline's most popular parks has been repaired. 

Friday morning, city officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the re-surfacing of the bike and pedestrian trail on the Ben Butterworth Parkway.


Moline police report a diligent crew has found the body of Malik Willams of Galesburg. This morning around 10:00 A.M., Marine 43 of the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department located the 25-year-old man's body in the same area in Moline where he went into the Mississippi River.   

Herb Trix / WVIK

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