National Weather Service

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

Our Islands: Campbell's Island

May 12, 2018

Tori Charnetzki

The crest of the Mississippi River has reached the Quad Cities. 

Crest Headed Toward QC

May 10, 2018
National Weather Service

The crest of the Mississippi River has just passed Fulton, and continues to move downstream. The river crested in Fulton on Thursday at 1.6 feet over flood stage, and has since fallen one-tenth of a foot.

https://www.weather.gov/dvn/weatherstory / Quad Cities National Weather Service

Update Monday, 5/14 11:00 A.M. The river has crested upstream from Fort Madison, Iowa. And the weather service expects it to crest at Keokuk and Gregory Landing today or Tuesday. Rain in this week's forecast may delay the length of a few crests, and slow the fall in water levels. But local meteorologists say the rain is not expected to significantly change the current crest forecasts. 

What It Means To Be Wild

May 5, 2018

River Forecasts Raised

May 4, 2018
National Weather Service

Forecasts for the Mississippi River have been revised upwards. 

Courtney Celley / USFWS, midwest

This weekend, people will learn about frogs, toads, and how they communicate during a hike in the dark. On Saturday, the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center in Dixon will host a program called, "Moonlight Frog Chorus."

Mississippi River Rising

May 1, 2018
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and should reach flood stage, from Dubuque to the Quad Cities, this weekend.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php / NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

The Mississippi River is rising and will continue to rise in May as snow melts north of the Quad Cities area. The weather service says earlier this month, heavy snow fell onto snowpack from the winter. As it got warmer, most of the snow has been melting and running off into the Mississippi.