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Quad Citians prepare for flooding
The Mississippi River is expected to be at minor flood stage by Tuesday.
By Ashley Richmond | email@example.com
Mississippi River levels continue to rise, and people in our area are getting ready for flooding.
Davenport officials say they've activated the city's flood plan. Crews put out road closure and high water signs along South Concord Street, in preparation for when water levels to exceed 13 feet.
According to the National Weather Service, the river is at 12.38 feet as of Friday. It's expected to be at minor flood stage by Tuesday.
At Modern Woodmen Park, crews are moving the amusement rides off the riverfront.
"We've learned a lot since the 2014 flood," said Mike Clark, Modern Woodmen Park's Assistant General Manager of Amusements. "We've unfortunately got it down to a pretty good science right now. Planning-wise, we do put our smaller rides outside outside the flood wall, so we do have the ability to move some of those smaller ones around. Some of our larger rides, like the Ferris wheel, are already flood protected."
In Clinton, Iowa, flood gates are being installed on the Mississippi. Those will stay in place until the river level goes back down.
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