Quad Cities Flooding
We have been lucky in the Quad Cities this year so far when it comes to flooding. In the past years, we have seen record flood levels and widespread devastation all across our communities. But why have we been so lucky this year? First, you have to understand why flooding happens in the first place.
Generally, flooding is when water overflows onto land that is usually dry. This can happen during heavy rain, or when a large amount of snow melts, causing waterways to be overwhelmed. Last year we had heavy snow and rapid melt in the northern parts of the country, which lead to an overwhelmed Mississippi river.
This year, the Mississippi River, as well as the Rock River, was not overwhelmed by increases in water flow. Let’s cross our fingers that this continues.