River Levels Are Falling

Oct 15, 2018

The Mississippi River has begun to fall, but it will stay at relatively high levels for the rest of the week, and maybe longer.

On Monday, the National Weather Service says it's 2 feet over flood stage in the Quad Cities, down one foot from its crest on Saturday. It's expected to drop another half foot or so but hold near 1 1/2 feet over flood stage through next weekend.

It's four feet over flood state Monday in Muscatine, after a crest on Saturday about one foot higher. 

Along the Rock River, it's falling at both Joslin and Moline after cresting late last week - now 3 1/2 feet over flood stage at Joslin, and 1.7 feet over, at Moline.