© 2023 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Mississippi River's Second Crest Arrives Soon

National Weather Service Quad Cities
Screenshot from the Quad Cities National Weather Service

After accurately predicting spring flooding on local rivers, the National Weather Service in Davenport is forecasting a second crest on the Mississippi.

Credit Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News
Hydrologist, Jessica Brooks

Hydrologist Jessica Brooks says as last winter's snowmelt flowed down the river from Dubuque to Burlington, a strong storm system produced more snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

And then it rained on top of it.

That also means the Mississippi in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois will continue to be at or above major flood stage until mid-May or longer.

In Dubuque, the forecast is for the Mississippi River to crest in Dubuque over the weekend, reaching 5.6 feet above flood stage at Lock and Dam 11. The first crest was about half a foot lower.

In the Quad Cities, the first crest was nearly 5.7 feet above flood stage. And the 2nd crest is expected on Monday at 5.4 feet over flood stage.

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
Related Content