Matson confident Davenport’s long-term flood plan will be ready by end of year

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Thanks for checking out this web extra. We didn’t have time for all of my conversation with Davenport Mayor Mike Matson on this week’s 4 The Record.

The city’s considering what to do with $41 million from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan.

One element would be to spend part of it on flood prevention.

That same proposal would spend $4 million on the sewer system to help drainage and prevent the flooding we saw downtown a couple of years ago.

The city’s survey earlier this year found people want a permanent answer, but want something more natural as part of the land, rather than a flood wall.

There’s disagreement about how high to build this protective feature.

Matson addressed how the city can get beyond this and if he still believes a new flood plan can be adopted this year.

Watch the full conversation in the video above.

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