Mississippi River heading for another crest this weekend


Monday 10:30 p.m. update – The Mississippi River is slowly falling in the Quad Cities, for now.  The river stands at 16.51” Monday night.  While it’s currently falling, it will go back up this weekend and crest again around 17.4′ on Sunday.  This won’t be the last crest of the season though.  We’re looking at the highest crest most likely in mid-April.  That one could be one for the record books.  The Rock River stands at 15.32′ tonight and should continue to fall slowly this week.  As of right now, there is no additional crest coming on the Rock River in the immediate future.  

Sunday 7:30 p.m. update – The Mississippi River has fallen by less than an inch this evening and now stands at 17.12′ in the Quad Cities.  The Rock River has also fallen slightly, and now stands at 15.46′ in Moline.

1 p.m. update – The Rock River is now slowly falling in Moline.  The latest level reported is 15.53′.  That’s down slightly from a morning reading of 15.57′.

The Mississippi River is now at 17.16′ and has been pretty steady around that level today. 

Previous Post: These won’t be the only crests of this flood season, and they likely won’t be the highest.  But, The Rock and Mississippi are cresting today in the Quad Cities.

There is a bit of good news – the crests are likely to come in slightly lower than some projections from last week.

As of 9 a.m. Sunday, the Mississippi is at 17.15′ in the Quad Cities and should crest today around 17.2′.

The Rock River stands at 15.57′ and is cresting around that level.  

Pictures were taken Saturday, March 16th.  

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