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Mississippi Going Even Higher

The Mississippi River in the QC Friday afternoon.
National Weather Service
The Mississippi River in the QC Friday afternoon.

Already at a high level, the Mississippi River is expected to reach even higher levels by late next week.

The National Weather Service says the river is already 2 feet over flood stage Friday in Dubuque, and should rise 3 more feet by next Friday. A rise of 3 feet is also forecast for Clinton where the river is 1 foot over flood stage Friday.

In the Quad Cities, the Mississippi has been holding at about 3 feet over flood stage for a week or so. It should start rising this weekend and go up to 4 1/2 feet over flood stage through next Friday.

And downstream at Muscatine, the river is already 4 feet over flood stage, and it should rise about 1 foot during the coming week. 

The good news is the Rock River continues to fall - it's now 2 feet over flood stage in Joslin and less than a foot over flood stage in Moline. 

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A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.