Mississippi Rising Slowly in the QC
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.