UPDATE: City of Davenport releases new info on Mississippi River flood preps

News
Mississippi_River_flooding_0_20180507180535

The City of Davenport has released new information regarding flooding along the Mississippi River.

From the City of Davenport:

River level crest and rate of rise have fluctuated a bit this week.  The current river level is 15.18 FT. The Mississippi River is now projected to crest at 16.2 FT on Sunday, September 9.  The river is expected to remain at or above 16 FT for a few days before falling around Wednesday, September 12.  

Based on the current river level and crest projection, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days. 

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Drive, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Gaines St may be closed S of the RR tracks due to water over the road over the weekend.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke south of River Drive may be closed over the weekend due water over the road.
  • Intermittent lane reductions along River Drive between Iowa and Division are possible into early next week due to water encroaching on the roadway.

Recreation

  • The majority of the riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf city limits will be closed due to water over the trail over the weekend; portions are already closed. Some higher areas will remain dry. 
  • The boat dock at Credit Island has been removed.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing remains in place, however is not accessible due to high water.
  • Water has begun to affect LeClaire Park.
  • Credit Island is closed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Avenue, is available via Rockingham Road/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park, the River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • The LULAC/VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta has been moved to Centennial Park. Event details can be found at www.vivaquadcities.com.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city as the river needed based on river level.
  • Sandbags are available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels at the Public Works Marquette Facility, 232 S Marquette St.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.