Miss. River Falling Slowly

May 14, 2018

After cresting over the weekend, the Mississippi River has started to fall, but very slowly.

The National Weather Service says the the river crested in the Quad Cities on Friday and Saturday at 2.4 feet over flood stage, and has since dropped about half a foot. It should reach flood stage next Sunday.

At Muscatine, the river crested Sunday at 2.8 feet over flood stage. It's dropped several tenths of a foot since then, and could reach flood stage next Monday. 

The Mississippi also crested on Sunday at Burlington, and is holding at that level on Monday.