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Still Above Flood Stage, But Falling Slowly

National Weather Service
Mississippi River in the QC Friday morning.

The Mississippi River is still well above flood stage, but should begin to fall soon in the Quad Cities. The National Weather Service says the river is now 5.7 feet over flood stage here, and should start dropping this weekend, falling as much as three feet by next weekend.

Upstream at Dubuque, the river is three feet over flood stage and falling. It should drop below flood stage by next Thursday.

And at Muscatine today, the river is six and a half feet over flood stage, and will probably hold at that level through the weekend, then begin to fall.

The Rock River in Moline is nearly two and a half feet over flood stage Friday, but by the end of next week it should finally fall below flood stage again.

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.