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Flooding Over ?

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National Weather Service
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Tuesday 4/21/20

The Mississippi River continues to fall, and should reach flood stage in the Quad Cities by Thursday. The National Weather Service says Tuesday morning, the river measured seven-tenths of a foot over flood stage.

The Mississippi crested here on April 11th and 12th, at three feet over flood stage then began to fall slowly, dropping a foot last week, and another foot over the weekend.

And as a sign that the worst may be over, work began Tuesday morning to remove the temporary floodwall in Davenport along River Drive, between Iowa and Perry streets.

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.