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Moderate Flooding in QC

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The Mississippi River is causing moderate flooding in the Quad Cities on Monday, and should crest tonight slightly higher, at nearly a foot and-a-half above flood stage. Then it should drop half a foot, slowly during the next week.

The National Weather Service says the river is about one and-a-half feet over flood stage Monday in Muscatine, it should rise a half foot through Tuesday then slowly drop several tenths of a foot through early next week.

Thanks to heavy rain over the weekend, moderate flooding is occurring along the Rock River. At Joslin it's three feet over flood stage, and expected to go up half a foot by Tuesday, then gradually drop back to flood stage by next Monday.

The Rock should also rise about half a foot more at Moline through Tuesday and crest at two feet over flood stage. It should drop back below flood stage by the weekend. 

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.