Rock Island prepares for moderate flooding

Rock Island prepares for moderate flooding

The mighty Mississippi is on the rise again, and now two Quad Cities are preparing.

The mighty Mississippi is on the rise again, and now two Quad Cities are preparing.

Right now the Mississippi in the Quad Cities is at 15.9 feet and rising.

It is expected to reach moderate flood stage of 16 feet late tonight or early tomorrow.

The city of Davenport has closed South Concord from south of River Drive to Wapello Avenue, and installed flood panels at Modern Woodmen Park.

Rock Island is also taking action.

The city closed 18th Avenue near Lake Potter by Sunset Marina, and have placed discharge hoses along the Great River trail bike path.

"We're prepared for 16.5 feet so by 16.5 feet that's where we close 18th Avenue just at the very far western end and then the bike path so that's why we're doing it today so when it comes up more this weekend, we're already prepared," said Randy Tweet, Rock Island Public Works director.

The Mississippi is forecast to crest at 16.6 feet by Monday afternoon.

 

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