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Flood Outlook Update

WVIK Staff

Flooding should not be a major problem in the coming weeks. That's the message from the National Weather Service in its second Spring Flood Outlook, issued today.

Meteorologist John Haase, from the Davenport office, says the possibility of flooding by the Mississippi River is considered to be below normal, from Dubuque to New Boston, but near normal downstream from there. 

Credit WVIK Staff
Downtown Davenport - April 2013.

Heavy rain in the coming weeks could significantly change the prospects for flooding, but Haase says the current forecast is for normal or below normal precipitation.

The chances of flooding by the smaller, tributary rivers is considered to be normal so far, including the Rock, Wapsi, Iowa, and Cedar. But Haase says flooding caused by ice jams is possible, depending on how quickly temperatures warm up. 

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.