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Mississippi River Still Rising

National Weather Service
the Miss. R. in the QC, at midday on April 8

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Mississippi River from Dubuque to Burlington.

The National Weather Service says the river measures 2.3 feet over flood stage Wednesday in the Quad Cities, and it's expected to reach 2.7 feet over flood stage by Friday and then begin to fall slowly.

It's 2.2 feet over flood stage in Muscatine, with a predicted crest on Saturday at 3 feet over flood stage, then begin to fall slowly.

Flooding seems to be over for now along the Rock River - it's below flood stage at both Joslin and Moline, and falling. 

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.