Mississippi River

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The Mississippi River has nearly reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service says it was just below that benchmark level, and it's now expected to continue rising to two feet over flood stage by Saturday night and Sunday. 

At that level, the river affects River Drive in Moline in the 47-hundred block, covers most of LeClaire Park in Davenport, and begins to reach the flood gates in downtown Rock Island, in Schwiebert Riverfront Park. 

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Crews in Davenport will place "high water" signs near the Mississippi River today, to prepare for potential flooding next week. Friday morning, the Mississippi is about three feet below flood stage. But, it's expected to start rising slowly Saturday afternoon. 

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While some Northern Iowa cities are already dealing with severe flooding today, Davenport is preparing for river levels to rise this weekend. The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is currently 2.6 feet below flood stage. But, it's expected to reach two feet over flood stage next week.

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Updated 7:25 a.m. Monday, March 28.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising in the Quad Cities.

The National Weather Service says Wednesday's level was two to three feet below flood stage, and it will probably go up two feet by Saturday.

The river is now forecast to go over flood stage Tuesday, by about a foot and a half.

Upstream at Fulton, the crest is expected Monday, at a foot above flood stage. And downstream at Muscatine, the Mississippi will reach 18 feet by Wednesday — that's two feet above flood stage.

http://www.weather.gov/dvn/River_Levels#Top / Quad Cities National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and Davenport is preparing for minor flooding. The National Weather Service says the river should reach flood stage in the Quad Cities early next week. 

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