Oh No, Not Again !

May 24, 2019

After several days of no change, the Mississippi River is starting to rise again, and should reach well into what's considered "major flooding" by early next week.

The National Weather Service says in Dubuque the river has started to rise, and should go up three feet by next Wednesday. A three-foot increase is also predicted for Fulton, starting sometime this weekend and cresting by next Thursday.

For the Quad Cities, the Mississippi has been holding at about 1 1/2 feet over flood stage for several days, but that's going to change starting tonight. It's expected to go up at least three feet and reach five feet over flood stage by Tuesday.

The Rock River is also rising - it's at flood stage in the Quad Cities now, and should go up three feet by Tuesday.