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Mississippi Rising Slowly in the QC

the Mississippi River on Friday in the Quad Cities.
National Weather Service
the Mississippi River on Friday in the Quad Cities.

After rising slowly during the past two weeks, the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is now expected to crest on Monday just below flood stage.

In response, the Davenport Public Works Department will close a section of South Concord Street, between River Drive and Wapello, on Friday. And it will probably stay closed through Tuesday.

The Mississippi is now 2 1/2 feet below flood stage, and it's forecast to reach eight-tenths of a foot below flood stage on Monday, and then fall slowly.

Upstream at Dubuque on Friday, the river is cresting about three feet below flood stage, and then should begin to fall.

The National Weather Service says the Rock River will probably crest on Monday - nearly one foot below flood stage at Moline, and 1 1/2 feet below flood stage at Joslin.

The Wapsi River at DeWitt is expected to rise nearly three feet from Friday's level, and crest on Sunday nearly half a foot over flood stage.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois. While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS. Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.