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LATEST: Mississippi River Flood Tops 1993 Mark

LATEST:The Quad-Cities has reached a Mississippi River crest of historic proportions. And it is expected to continue to rise.

Shortly before noon today the Mississippi reached a level of 22.64 feet breaking the 1993 mark of 22.63 feet. 

"There is a high probability of a historic crest of 22.7 (feet) late this afternoon or early tonight," said Brian Pierce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

With more rain in the forecast for next week, the crest could climb again, Pierce said.

Here is the rankings of historic floods...(as we adjust for what the latest crest will become):

Historic Crests

Currently at 22.64 ft 05/02/2019

(1) 22.63 ft on 07/09/1993

(2) 22.48 ft on 04/28/1965

(3) 22.33 ft on 04/25/2001

(4) 22.00 ft on 03/10/1868

(5) 21.49 ft on 06/16/2008

(6) 20.90 ft on 07/04/2014

(7) 20.71 ft on 04/22/2011

(8) 19.66 ft on 04/20/1997

(9) 19.40 ft on 06/27/1892

(10) 19.30 ft on 04/26/1969

Source: QC Times and NWS/Quad Cities

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