Mississippi cresting in the Quad Cities

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The Mississippi River is now beginning to crest in and around the Quad Cities. 

The water level reached 20.65′ early Monday morning at Rock Island, and has been hovering around that mark through the day. 

A crest around 20.6′ would likely be the 8th highest crest on record. Flood stage is 15′. Major flood stage is 18′. 

This crest will likely last for the better part of a day before the water gradually starts to recede. Levels look to remain above major flood stage for days to come. 

Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast for much of the Upper Midwest later this week. That will further delay the floodwaters from receding quickly. 

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