Saturday, April 6, 2019. At the curb in front of WIU's Quad Cities campus, the flood water was 34" deep with a surface speed of 1.8 mph. That was a 12" increase in water depth over just four days!
As a point of reference, according to the National Park Service, the average surface speed of the Mississippi River ranges from 1.2 mph at its origin to around 3 mph in New Orleans, LA.
Saturday, April 6, 2019. A west-looking view from the second floor of the WIU-QC campus. Notice that the water storage pond was connected to the Mississippi River.
Saturday, April 6, 2019. Second floor view of the Mississippi River. The Rocky statute is coming closer to taking a bath.
Saturday, April 6, 2019. Second floor view to the east. Even though our water storage ponds were part of the Mississippi River, campus facilities remain DRY!