Canoeing on Quincy Bay

Have a Row on Quincy Kayaks

Explore the scenic Quincy Bay this summer on a two-hour guided kayak tour.

John Deere Pavilion

Travel Illinois: Moline

Discover what to visit in Moline, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area, including John Deere attractions and the Mississippi River.

The Spirit of Peoria Riverboat docked along the shore of the Illinois River at the base of the Murray Baker Bridge along the revitalized Peoria Riverfront District.

Fun Facts About Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

History and information on two of the state’s major waterways, the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, with the flood gage at the Hunt Drainage District pumping station. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008. In the background is the outlet from the pumping station that can pump 200,000 gallons of water per minute off of the nearby farmland through a series of ditches and canals.

Illinois Flood Control Plans Are Flowing

It’s a system that sustains fish and wildlife, communities and commerce. It’s an integrated system where navigation, environmental stewardship, recreation and flood control all play a crucial role in its continued health and welfare.