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Rivers Staying Below Flood Stage

National Weather Service

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.

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.