On Sunday, the Mississippi River at in the Quad Cities fell below major flood stage after being at or above major flood stage for 51 days in a row. That sets a new record for the longest period of time the Mississippi has been at or higher than 18 feet on consecutive days.
Hydrologist Jessica Brooks, from the National Weather Service in Davenport, says that's nearly three weeks longer than the previous record of 31 days set in 2001.
This year, a snowy winter and lots of rain up north led to the new record.
Brooks says 51 days is also significantly longer than the record for the total number of days the Mississippi at Lock and Dam 15 was at or above flood stage, consecutive or not. During the Great Flood of 1993, that number was 37 and occurred from late April through July.