Going to beat June 2008 crest!!

The Mississippi River is coming up real fast.  We called the utility company to turn off all power tonight.  I think the river will come over the road, Canal Shore Drive, tonight.  Parts of it are already underwater.  Our cottage is the white one, and there is water under the front part.  I took these pictures about 6:30 pm tonight.  Nasty weather today, in the 30’s for temperature and times of heavy rain.

Wish you were here!!

Alcoa Works adds Bald Eagle cam

Just down river from us in Pool 15, between LeClaire and Bettendorf, sits a huge Alcoa plant.  Formally, it is in Riverdale Iowa, but it is called the Davenport plant.  It is adjacent to the River.

The good folks there spotted a bald eage pair nesting on a remote part of their property, and they just installed an eagle cam.  It is not quite up to doing live feeds, but it will be soon.  Right now they are posting stored videos and still shots.  Definitely worth a look.


Get a new John Deere!

The toddlers on your list might like this:

Battery powered, available at John Deere dealers this holiday season.

Illinois DOT explains 2010 bridge repairs

A Q @ A on the I-80 bridge repairs:


Rock River Flooding at TPC Deere Run in Silvis IL

We have very many nice golf courses here in the Quad Cities both private and public.  And they are very reasonably priced.  The Tournament Players Club has a course at Deere Run in Silvis IL.  Here is a link:


The Rock River runs adjacent to the course.  It flows into the Mississippi River just south of Rock Island IL.

I was there for lunch last week.  It looks to me like the Rock River has claimed a hole or two.


This is also the home of the John Deere Classic.


Construction of Lock and Dam 15: 1930’s

The local paper had a slide show with historical pictures of the construction of Lock and Dam 15 in Rock Island IL during the 1930’s.  It is double lock.


Melting this weekend!



But first it is getting cold again, but we are not having ice storms!

Below Zero, and the River Freezes

You can see the Mississippi River starting to freeze over from our back deck yesterday.



Bald Eagle Days this weekend

The annual bald eagle expo is this weekend in Rock Island:


Bald eagles are here for the winter

The Army Corps has a local page on bald eagle watching.