Rivers Staying Below Flood Stage
The Mississippi River is beginning to rise in the Quad Cities but should stay below flood stage, at least for now.
The National Weather Service reports that since last Friday, the river has come up half a foot to Tursday's level of 3 feet below flood stage. And it's expected to rise nearly 1 foot and crest Saturday and Sunday, before starting to fall slowly.
Upstream at Dubuque it will probably rise half a foot through Thursday, to 3 feet below flood stage and then drop slowly. The forecast for Muscatine calls for a 1 foot rise through the weekend, but the river should stay more than two feet below flood stage.
The Rock and Wapsipinicon rivers are both holding steady well below flood stage, with no increases expected through next week.