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Water Levels Continue To Rise on the Mississippi River

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Water levels for Illinois communities along rivers are continuing to rise in some parts, but not expected to reach record levels.

A three-acre park along Quincy's riverfront, which last saw severe flooding in 2008, is being swallowed up. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that by late Saturday the Mississippi River near Quincy had reached 27.6 feet and was expected to crest Sunday at 28.2 feet. Flood level is 17 feet. The levels weren't expected to reach 1993's record of 32.1 feet.

One of the two bridges closed Friday.

Water levels for Illinois communities along rivers are continuing to rise in some parts, but not expected to reach record levels.

A three-acre park along Quincy's riverfront, which last saw severe flooding in 2008, is being swallowed up. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that by late Saturday the Mississippi River near Quincy had reached 27.6 feet and was expected to crest Sunday at 28.2 feet. Flood level is 17 feet. The levels weren't expected to reach 1993's record of 32.1 feet.   One of the two bridges closed Friday.

The Rock River at Moline reached 16.14 feet late Saturday, more than 4 feet above flood stage. The National Weather Service says it's expected to crest around 16.3 feet Sunday. The Dispatch in Moline reports (http://bit.ly/17EVMPj ) the 2008 record is 16.38 feet.

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