Mississippi River in QC is Below Flood Stage

Jun 19, 2019

Finally, the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has fallen below flood stage for the first time since March 15th. Tuesday around 5 p.m., the water dropped below 15 feet.

The river at Lock and Dam 15 set a record at 96 consecutive days above flood stage. The previous record was 42 days, set in 1993 and 2011. 

National Weather Service Meteorologist, Tom Philip, says the Quad Cities is just one of many Mississippi River communities that has experienced record flooding.

"That's kind of been the story everywhere this year, having it lasting for so long."

Wednesday morning, the weather service cancelled the flood warning on the Mississippi in the Quad Cities. But, Philip still has a slight concern. 

"The forecast does show conditions to slowly fall off here, but there is still potential for some heavy rain in the next week to 10 days, and it could cause additional rises again."

Projections say the river will recede significantly in the coming days and weeks. The Mississippi sat at 0.3 feet below flood stage Wednesday afternoon.