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The Mississippi River in the Quad-Cities did just as expected, cresting Saturday morning precisely at the forecasted 18.1 feet.

Considered a major flood event, the river climbed more than three feet above the 15-foot flood stage.

While most of LeClaire Park remained under water Saturday, the floodwater is expected to recede to about 17.9 feet by Sunday morning.

"We hit our peak early this morning," National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Speck said Saturday. "The Rock (River) is going down, too, which is good.

"At about this time next week, it will be below flood stage at Moline. It's very slow going."

Though major flooding on the Mississippi is not common in October, Speck said, "It's not unprecedented by any means to have this kind of flooding."

Several roadways in downtown Davenport will remain inaccessible for several days, including portions of River Drive throughout most of the downtown.

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