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Mississippi and Wapsi Still Rising

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Scott County roads closed due to flooding by the Wapsipinicon River

The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is now nearly half a foot over flood stage, and rising. The National Weather Service expects it to crest on Sunday 1 1/2 feet over flood stage.

Thursday afternoon the river is just beginning to creep into LeClaire Park in Davenport, and will soon begin to encroach on the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline. 

 
In Scott County, several roads near the Wapsipinicon River are closed due to flooding. The river is now nearly 2 feet over flood stage, with a crest expected Friday night at 2 1/2 feet over flood stage. 

 
The Cedar River continues to fall in Cedar Rapids, but downstream at Conesville it's cresting Thursday at 5 feet 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.