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Snow hit the Quad Cities on October 12 while the Mississippi, Rock and Wapsipinicon rivers are in major flood stage.

Yes, it happened, and you can see the video evidence above and below. Don’t worry, it was nothing measurable.

As for that flood, the crest is now expected a day sooner and a little lower.

The Mississippi River is now expected to crest around 18.2 feet on Saturday.

Major flood stage is 18 feet and the record is 22.63 feet in 1993.

The Rock River in Moline reached 14.88 feet on Tuesday before falling slowly to 14.5 as of 4:30 p.m. today. The record there is 16.5 feet.

The Wapsi peaked at 13.58 on Thursday in DeWitt. Major flood stage is 12.5 feet and the record is 14.3.

More rain in the forecast could change current projections. 

Check river levels any time at OurQuadCities.com/riverlevels and see the top 10 floods at Locks and Dam 15 at OurQuadCities.com/flood. Get your latest forecast at OurQuadCities.com/weather.

EARLIER REPORT

October 10, 2018

Since the City of Davenport activated its flood plan a week ago, the projected flood has risen significantly — and the projected crest date has been delayed. 

The Mississippi River is now expected to crest around 18.5 feet on Sunday.

Major flood stage is 18 feet and the record is 22.63 feet in 1993.

The Rock River in Moline crossed into major flood stage and reached 14.88 feet before falling slightly to 14.8 and holding since around 9:30 a.m. It was expected to crest at 15 feet today. The record there is 16.5 feet.

More rain in the forecast could change current projections. 

Check river levels any time at OurQuadCities.com/riverlevels and see the top 10 floods at Locks and Dam 15 at OurQuadCities.com/flood. Get your latest forecast at OurQuadCities.com/weather.

Related: Woman, dog rescued from house surrounded by Rock River

EARLIER REPORT

October 9, 2018

Due to rising river levels, the City of Davenport is closing River Drive between 3rd and Brady to install flood protection.

The eastbound traffic detour is Brady to 3rd Street to River Drive, while the westbound detour is 4th Street to Harrison to River Drive.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest around 18.5 feet on Saturday.

Major flood stage is 18 feet and the record is 22.63 feet in 1993.

The Rock River has crossed into major flood stage at 14.41 feet and is currently expected to crest at 14.5 feet on Wednesday. The record there is 16.5 feet.

More rain in the forecast could change current projections. 

Check river levels any time at OurQuadCities.com/riverlevels and see the top 10 floods at Locks and Dam 15 at OurQuadCities.com/flood.

EARLIER REPORT

October 8, 2018

Near-nonstop rain over the last several days has started causing some flooding near the river.

The Mississippi River is now spilling into LeClaire Park and over the sidewalk.

Right now, the river is just above 16 feet, crossing into moderate flood stage.

It’s now expected to crest around 18.5 feet on Saturday.

Major flood stage is 18 feet and the record is 22.63 feet in 1993.

The Rock River is at 13.84 feet and is currently expected to crest at 14.6 feet on Wednesday. The record there is 16.5 feet.

More rain in the forecast could change current projections. 

Check river levels any time at OurQuadCities.com/riverlevels and see the top 10 floods at Locks and Dam 15 at OurQuadCities.com/flood.

EARLIER REPORT

October 3, 2018

The Mississippi River is expected to crest on Friday just below moderate flood stage.

As a result, the City of Davenport has activated its flood plan.

Recent heavy rain to the north has pushed river levels up.  

At this time, the Mississippi River level is 13.98 feet and is forecast to crest at 15.9 ft. on Friday. Major flood stage is 18 feet and the record is 22.63 feet in 1993.

More rain in the forecast could change current projections. 

Check river levels any time at OurQuadCities.com/riverlevels and see the top 10 floods at Locks and Dam 15 at OurQuadCities.com/flood.

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