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Mississippi River Rising Again

National Weather Service
Miss. R. at QC Wednesday afternoon 4/24/19

Already at high levels, the Mississippi River will go even higher by this weekend from Dubuque to the Quad Cities. 

The National Weather Service says the river Wednesday has risen 2 feet since Sunday at Dubuque and is now 4 1/2 feet over flood stage. It's forecast to rise another foot and-a-half by Sunday and then crest near 6 feet over flood stage.

It's started to go up in Fulton - up just a half-foot so far this week, and expected to crest on Monday and Tuesday 5 feet over flood stage.

And in the Quad Cities Wednesday, the Mississippi River is holding near 3 feet over flood stage. It should start rising Wednesday night and crest at 5.4 feet over flood stage on Monday and Tuesday. 

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.