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Flood Response 2018

Flood Response 2018
Posted on 10/31/2018
Flood Response 2018

Wednesday, October 31st  - 2:30 PM

After 30 days above the flood action stage of 13 FT, the Mississippi will finally fall below flood action stage sometime tomorrow.  Areas that spent a lot of time under water this past month are really showing it, with considerable dirt and debris left behind.  Crews will be actively returning areas to normal through the end of next week, and even into the week of November 12th for some areas.

The current river level is 13.23 FT and is projected to recede to 11 FT by Wednesday, November 7th.

The following is an approximate schedule of re-openings as we close communication on this flood event out with this post.

Roads

  • S Concord is expected to re-open sometime Thursday, November 1st or Friday, November 2nd.  Significant deposits of mud are challenging the timeline for re-opening.
  • Gaines St south of River Dr and all of Beiderbecke have been re-opened.

Recreation

  • The Credit Island Lodge is accessible; however, the remainder of the island remains closed.  The road around the island will not re-open until late this week to early next week due to mud and debris.  The playgrounds, shelters and grounds will not be suitable for use for up to two more weeks. These areas are still drying out and will need to be cleaned and returned to normal use.
  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail between Marquette and Credit Island will remain closed through the week, and possibly through the early part of next week.  Significant deposits of mud are challenging the timeline for re-opening.
  • Crews are continuing work to return LeClaire and Centennial Parks, as well as the adjacent pedestrian walk along the seawall, to normal.  These areas may not be returned to normal use until early next week due to mud deposits.

Facilities

  • The Compost Facility will be accessible via S Concord later this week when the road can be re-opened. 
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park have been removed and returned to storage.

Events

  • Weekly Bingo is expected to return to the Credit Island Lodge Wednesday, November 7th.  All other events scheduled for the island are happening as scheduled.


Monday, October 29th - 2:30 PM

The Mississippi fell quicker than projected over the weekend.  The current river level is 14.05 FT, and expected to continue falling quickly, reaching 13 FT on Wednesday, October 31st.

Flood waters have left behind considerable deposits of soil and debris in some areas.  The following reflects projected re-openings. 

We plan to issue our final flood update for this event on Wednesday, October 31st when more detail is available.

Roads

  • Water remains over portions of S Concord and Miller Ave.Staff has been flushing and clearing the roadway as the water recedes, and will continue until all water is off of S Concord. Staff estimates the roads will be re-opened sometime Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Beiderbecke is open to the east of Gaines.Beiderbecke between Gaines and Marquette will remain closed through late Tuesday or sometime Wednesday.
  • Gaines St south of River Dr will remain closed through the end of the week to allow crews to uninstall the flood wall.

Recreation

  • Access to the Credit Island causeway and the Lodge will return sometime Wednesday following repairs to the causeway and cleaning of the lodge.Although the Lodge and the causeway will be accessible, the remainder of the island will be closed due to standing water, debris and mud.We will provide a better estimate on the entire island’s re-opening with Wednesday’s update.
  • Portions of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Marquette St and LeClaire Park are being opened as the water recedes and areas can be cleaned. The full trail will not re-open until late this week.Obey barricades placed.Traffic arms on various sections of the path will be removed as the path becomes safe for use; there is considerable soil deposit especially along the sea wall.
  • Cleanup continues in LeClaire Park.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is accessible for use.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.The facility will become accessible via S Concord later this week.
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park are being cleaned, removed and returned to storage. Staff expects to have the entire wall returned to storage late this week. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.

Events

  • Weekly Bingo may return to Credit Island Lodge this Wednesday. We will report status of this event with our next post.

Other Measures

  • All pumps will be removed and appropriate gates opened by the end of the day Wednesday.


Thursday, October 25th – 2:30 PM

The Mississippi has fallen to 15.93 FT, and is projected to continue falling; reaching 15 FT on Sunday, October 28th, and 13 FT on Thursday, November 1st.

At the current river stage, many areas are just beginning to reappear after being covered by water.  There will be work to clear debris and clean areas before locations can be fully re-opened.

The following reflects current flood impacts and measures, as well as projected re-opening. We do not expect to issue another flood update until Monday, October 29th.

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed. These roadways will re-open late next week or early the following week depending on debris levels.
  • There are no lane reductions on River Dr.
  • Beiderbecke should fully re-open by the end of the day Friday.

Recreation

  • Credit Island remains closed.  The island may re-open sometime next week; timing will be dependent on required debris removal and cleaning.
  • Portions of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits will be opened as water recedes and areas can be cleaned. The full trail will not re-open until late next week, or early the following week.
  • Cleanup in LeClaire Park has begun.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.  Access will be restored sometime next week.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park will be removed sometime next week. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The River’s Edge, Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.

Events

  • No events will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps are set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

Staff continues to monitor river levels, and is prepared to respond according to river stage.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Tuesday, October 23rd – 10AM

The Mississippi River is finally receding, after cresting for a second time this month.  The second crest of 16.86FT was reached yesterday, Monday, October 23rd.  With this crest, the river is projected to fall below 15FT by Monday, October 30th.  It is likely the river will not fall below 13FT until late next week.

The current river level is 16.76.  Roads, trails and facilities will re-open as the river falls, debris can be removed, and areas cleaned.

The following flood impacts and measures apply at this time.  Many items will change late this week/early next week as we reach river stage 16FT and below.  We expect to issue our next update on conditions on Thursday, October 25th.

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Spotty lane reductions on River Dr will remain in place for the next day or so.
  • Beiderbecke remains closed.

Recreation

  • Credit Island remains closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park will be removed sometime next week. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The River’s Edge, Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.

Events

  • No events will be impacted.

    Other Measures

  • Pumps are set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

Staff continues to monitor river levels, and is prepared to respond according to river stage.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Thursday, October 18th - 2:30 PM

The Mississippi River is back on the rise. As projected by the National Weather Service, we will see a second crest of the Mississippi this week.  

The current river level is 16.23 FT, and projected to crest at 16.9 FT on Sunday, October 21st. Following Sunday’s projected crest, the river is expected to gradually fall over the coming weeks; falling below 16 FT sometime Thursday, October 25th. 

We were able to remove the HESCO barrier along River Dr today; however some flood measures will remain in place due to current and projected river stage.  Most significantly, River Dr will re-open between 3rd St and Marquette beginning later today.  

Current flood impacts and measures are as follows:

Roads

S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
River Dr will fully re-open later today.
Beiderbecke remains closed.

Recreation

Credit Island is closed.
The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
LeClaire Park is impacted.
The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park will be removed sometime next week.

Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.

The River’s Edge, Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business. 

Events

No events will be impacted.

Other Measures

Pumps are set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.
We do not plan to issue another flood update until Tuesday, October 23rd unless the projected river level changes significantly.

Staff continues to monitor river levels, and is prepared to respond according to river stage.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Monday, October 15th - 2:30 PM

 

The Mississippi River has fallen to 17.03 FT after cresting at a little over 18FT on Saturday.  The water will continue to recede to 16.5 FT in the coming day; however, is expected to remain at that level through the week.  We do not anticipate seeing river levels below flood stage any time in the near future based on current projections.

Last week’s street closures, due to river level and rain, have been returned to a 3rd and 4th St detour.  Find street closure and detour details at this link.

Current flood impacts and measures are as follows:

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Several areas of River Dr between Division and Federal are affected. Follow the marked detour. Access to amenities such as the River’s Edge, the Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Modern Woodmen Park is available by taking Western to River Dr.
  • Beiderbecke is closed.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park have been installed. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The Freight House and Farmer’s Market are accessible via Western or Ripley.
  • The River’s Edge is accessible via Western or Gaines.
  • Union Station remains open for business.

 Events

  • The 2018 CBRC Pumpkin Dash 4Km and 8Km has been postponed to November 18th. There are two other scheduled events located near flooding for the coming weeks that may be affected as well. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

We do not plan on issuing another flood update until Thursday, October 18th, unless projected river levels change significantly.

Staff continues to monitor river levels, and is prepared to respond according to river stage.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Saturday, October 13th - 3:30 PM

Well, it has certainly been an eventful couple of weeks, and it would seem higher than normal river levels are here to stay for a bit.

The Mississippi River crested at 18.12 FT earlier this morning and is expected to fall to below 17 FT some time Tuesday, October 16th.  From there, river levels are expected to hover around 16.5 FT through the week as rain from the Minnesota area and backwaters of the Wapsipinicon continue to make their way downstream. That being said, preliminary information from the National Weather Service is that we will be seeing a second crest of the Mississippi in the near future.  While the second crest is not expected to be has high as our current crest, this will keep the river higher than normal for a period of time.

We understand normal travel routes may be interrupted due to river levels, but remind everyone not to drive around barricades or through water over the road.  Doing so puts you at risk.

With this event the City of Davenport was able to secure the services of the Iowa Civil Air Patrol’s 41st Iowa Composite Squadron, based at the Davenport Municipal Airport, to obtain aerial imagery of the river as it crested around 18FT this morning.  These images support the city’s flood plan and will serve as a great resource for evaluating response and mitigation methods. We are sharing two of the images obtained with this update, Credit Island.  This event will be an initial test of structural flood measures installed in the lodge following renovation in 2014.

The current river level is 18.06 FT.  Find information about impacts and measures below:

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Several areas of River Dr between Division and Bridge are affected.Follow the marked detour. Access to amenities such as the River’s Edge, the Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Modern Woodmen Park is available by taking Western to River Dr.
  • Beiderbecke is closed.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park have been installed. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The Freight House and Farmer’s Market are accessible via Western or Ripley.
  • The River’s Edge is accessible via Western or Gaines.
  • Union Station will remain open for business.

 Events

  • The 2018 CBRC Pumpkin Dash 4Km and 8Km run will be affected. There are two other events located near flooding scheduled for the coming weeks that may be affected as well. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Other Measures 

  • Pumps have been set and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Monday, October 15th, unless projected river levels change significantly.

Staff continues to monitor river levels and is prepared to respond according to river stage.

Friday, October 12th - 1PM

There are updates to how traffic is being re-routed due to flooding.  Many areas of River Dr between Division and Bridge have water over the road. 
 

Driving around barricades puts you and your car at risk.  Please do not drive around barricades or through water over the road.  You never know how deep the water might be.

The River's Edge, Freight House Farmers Market, and Modern Woodmen Park remain accessible from Western. 
 

Thursday, October 11th – 10AM

We are finally seeing a break after many days of rain.  With active weather coming to an end, the projected crest for the Mississippi is also becoming a little more certain.  Currently, the Mississippi is projected to crest at 18.5’ on Monday, October 15th.  Although minor fluctuations in the projected forecast may still occur, staff remains prepared to implement the flood plan as the river rises.

The current Mississippi River level is 17.35 FT.

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

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • All traffic on River Dr between Division and 3rd St is being detoured for water over the road. Access to amenities such as the River’s Edge, the Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Modern Woodmen Park is available by taking Western to River Dr. Find detailed information on road closures and current detour at this link.
  • Beiderbecke is closed.
  • The road closure at Mound St that was placed yesterday due to sanitary sewer surcharge has been removed and the road re-opened.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park have been installed.Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The Freight House and Farmer’s Market are accessible via Western or Ripley.The layout and available parking will be modified due to water in the parking lot.
  • The River’s Edge is accessible via Western or Gaines.
  • Union Station will remain open for business.

Sandbags

  • Sandbags are available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels by appointment.  Call 563.326.7923 to request sandbags.

Events

  • The LULAC 2018 Military Salute will be held at the LULAC.
  • The Decker Dash is moving to Duck Creek Park.
  • The Run with the Bull 5K and 2018 CBRC Pumpkin Dash 4Km and 8Km run are also affected. The event host will inform participants of changes.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Saturday, October 13th, unless projected river levels change significantly.

The public is reminded to stay safe by observing traffic signs and staying out of flood water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Wednesday, October 10th - 3:00 PM

Rain, saturated soils and run-off, combined with high river levels, resulted in various closures along River Dr today.

Two new detours have been placed along River Dr at this time.

The first detour is related to current and arriving river levels.  All eastbound River Dr traffic from the west is being detoured at Division St to 3rd St, to Iowa, to 5th St. All westbound River Dr traffic from the east is being detoured at River Dr and 4th St, to 4th St. All arterial streets are closed at River Drive between Western and Marquette.  The River's Edge can be accessed at Gaines or by taking Western into the Florian Keen Parking lot and across Gaines.

The second detour is related to sanitary sewer surcharge that has occurred near Mound St.  This area of River Dr may be re-opened sometime tomorrow pending discovery of issues requiring immediate attention. We will release more information on this detour as it becomes available.  This detour requires all westbound River Dr traffic east of Mound to be detoured north at River/11th St. All eastbound River Dr traffic will be detoured north at Mound.

Tuesday, October 9th - 11:00 AM

On-going rain in and to the north of the area continues to push river levels up, changing the projected crest of the Mississippi River to 18.5 FT on Saturday, October 13th.  The current river level is 16.43 FT. Once reaching 18.5 FT later this week, the river may remain high for several days after cresting.

The public is reminded to stay safe by observing traffic signs and staying out of flood water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Crews continue to monitor conditions and are prepared to implement the flood plan as the river rises.

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

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Gaines St south of River Dr is closed.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke will be closed as the river rises and water goes over the road this week. Expect the entire stretch to be closed by Friday.
  • River Dr is closed between Brady and Iowa for flood barrier installation. A signed detour has been placed.
  • Spotty lane reductions will be placed in low areas along River Dr between Brady and Division Streets as the river rises and water encroaches on the roadway.  Additional closures are expected later this week.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is or will be closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park are being installed today. The park remains open for business.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Sandbags

  • Sandbags are available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels at the Public Works Marquette Facility, 232 S Marquette St.

Events

  • All of the following events will be impacted at projected river levels.  More details will be released reference alternate plans as they become available: The LULAC 2018 Military Salute, Run with the Bull 5K, and the Decker Dash 5K.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Thursday, October 11th, unless projected river levels change significantly.

Tuesday, October 9th - 7:00 AM

Due to rising river levels, the City is closing River Dr between 3rd and Brady to install flood protection.  The closure will be in place around 8am this morning, Tuesday, October 9th.

Eastbound traffic is detoured up Brady to 3rd St to River Dr. Westbound traffic is detoured at 4th St, to Harrison, to River Dr.  Additional flood response details will be released this afternoon.

Monday, October 8th - 10:00 AM 

Rain this past week, combined with more in the forecast, has resulted in changes to the projected crest of the Mississippi. The river is now forecast to crest at 16.8 FT on Thursday, October 11th.  River levels are expected to hover around 16.5 FT to 16.7 FT most of the week. 

The current river level is 16.11 FT.

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

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Gaines St south of River Dr is being closed this morning.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke will be closed as the river rises and water goes over the road this week.
  • Spotty lane reductions will be placed in low areas along River Dr between Perry and Division Streets as the river rises and water encroaches on the roadway.

 Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits will be closed due to water over the trail in the coming days. 
  • Water is impacting LeClaire Park.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

 Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Uprights for the floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park are being installed today as a precautionary measure. Appropriate flood control will be placed when/if needed. The park remains open for business.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

 Events

  • All of the following events will be impacted at projected river levels.  More details will be released reference alternate plans as they become available: The LULAC 2018 Military Salute, Run with the Bull 5K, and the Decker Dash 5K.

 Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Wednesday, October 10th unless projected river levels change significantly.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Friday, October 5th - 10AM

Active weather has changed projected and actual river levels.  The Mississippi is now forecast to crest at 15.9 FT on Tuesday, October 9th.  River levels are expected to hover between 15 and 15.9 FT before beginning to fall below 15 FT late next week.

The current river level is 15.12 FT.

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

Roads

  • S Concord is between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail between Marquette Landing and Credit Island is closed. Portions of the trail between Marquette Landing and LeClaire Park are covered, and some currently dry sections will become covered over the weekend.
  • Water will begin to affect LeClaire Park this weekend.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing will be closed sometime today.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/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 Make A Wish Walk for Wishes event being held on Saturday, October 6th may need to adjust the route depending on river levels.  The event host will advise participants when/if necessary. 

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Monday, October 8th unless projected river levels change significantly.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Wednesday, October 3rd - 10AM

The City has activated its flood plan.  Recent heavy rain to the north has pushed river levels up. 

At this time the current Mississippi River level is 13.43 FT, and is forecast to crest at 15.5 FT on Friday, October 5th, and begin falling shortly after cresting.  More rain in the forecast could change current projections.

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

Roads

  • S Concord is being closed between Utah and River Dr this morning.  Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord will be closed sometime Thursday, October 4th. 

Recreation

  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail between Marquette Landing and Credit Island may begin to cover with water later today. Expect this stretch to close sometime today or Thursday, October 4th. Portions of the trail between Marquette Landing and LeClaire Park will become covered by water Friday, October 5th.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing may be inaccessible beginning Friday, October 5th.
  • Credit Island may be closed sometime late Thursday, or early Friday, October 5th due to water over the causeway.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.

Events

  • The Make A Wish Walk for Wishes event being held on Saturday, October 6th may need to adjust the route depending on river levels.  The event host will advise participants when/if necessary.

Other Measures

  • Gates have been, or will be closed, and pumps set in various low lying areas to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Friday, October 5th unless projected river levels change significantly.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Crews are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Monday, September 17th - Noon

The Mississippi River has fallen to 13.38 FT and will continue falling this week.  The river will likely be at 9ft by Sunday, September 23rd. 

We are closing out communication on this event with this post.

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord will be open by the end of the day tomorrow.  At this time there is still water over the road in one section and there is considerable dirt/debris that needs to be removed before the road can be fully re-opened.

Recreation

  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail will be fully re-opened this afternoon.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing will be accessible for use beginning later today.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, via River Dr to S Concord will return beginning on Wednesday, September 19th.

Crews monitor conditions year round and are prepared to respond to rising river levels when needed.


Thursday, September 13th - 2PM

The Mississippi River crest ended up pushing a little higher to 15.51 FT on Monday September, 10th, however continues to fall as predicted.  The current river level is 14.95 FT and is expected to drop to 14 FT by Sunday, September 16th and 13 FT by Monday, September 17th.

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

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord. These roads will be re-opened as the river continues to fall and debris deposited by floodwaters can be cleared from the roadway; this is likely to occur by Tuesday, September 18th.

Recreation

  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail should be clean and fully re-opened by Friday afternoon, with the exception of the portion of trail between Marquette Landing and Credit Island. This section will not likely re-open until Monday, September 17th depending on river level and debris/cleaning needs.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing will be accessible for use beginning Monday, September 17th. 
  • Credit Island was re-opened to the public on Wednesday, September 12th.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, remains available as an alternate route via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave until S Concord can be re-opened next week.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Various pumps will be removed and gates re-opened as the river falls.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Monday, September 17th unless forecasted river levels change significantly.

Crews are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.


Monday, September 10th - 10AM

The river’s crest was significantly reduced over the weekend.  The Mississippi River crested at 15.41 FT on Sunday, September 9th and is expected to drop to 14 FT by Sunday, September 16th at this time.

The current river level is 15.41 FT.

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 Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord. These roads will be re-opened as the river continues to fall and debris deposited by floodwaters can be cleared from the roadway; this will likely not occur until the week of September 17th.

Recreation

  • The Riverfront Recreational Trail should be clean and fully re-opened late week, with the exception of the portion of trail between Marquette Landing and Credit Island. This section may not re-open until the following week depending on river level and debris/cleaning needs.
  • The boat dock at Credit Island was removed and will remain out for the remainder of the season.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing will be accessible for use later this week.
  • Credit Island should re-open to the public sometime Wednesday, September 12th.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/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 remain open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Various pumps will be removed and gates re-opened as the river falls.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Thursday, September 13th unless forecasted river levels change significantly.

Crews are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.‚Äč


Friday, September 7th – 10AM

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 9th.  The river is expected to remain at or above 16 FT for a few days before falling around Wednesday, September 12th.   

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 Dr, 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 Dr may be closed over the weekend due water over the road.
  • Intermittent lane reductions along River Dr 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 Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/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 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.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Monday, September 10th unless forecasted river levels change significantly.

Crews are monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Wednesday, September 5th – 3PM

Continuing rain has pushed the projected crest of the Mississippi River up to 16.4 FT on Tuesday, September 11th.  The current river level is 13.95 FT, and expected to reach 15 FT by Friday, September 7th.

Little new or noticeable impacts or flood measures will be implemented until the river level exceeds 15 FT.

Based on the current river level 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 Dr. Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord will close sometime late Thursday or Friday this week.
  • Gaines and portions of Beiderbecke south of River Dr will become affected this weekend.

Recreation

  • A portion of the recreational trail between Credit Island and Marquette Landing will be covered by water beginning sometime Friday.
  • The boat dock at Credit Island has been removed. There is no plan to remove the dock at Marquette Landing at this time.
  • Water will begin to affect LeClaire Park and the adjacent recreational trail this weekend.
  • Credit Island may be briefly closed due to water over the road early next week.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/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

  • No events will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city as the river continues to rise.
  • Sandbags will be available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels at the Public Works Marquette Facility, 232 S Marquette St, just outside the gate beginning Thursday, September 5th by 10AM.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Friday, September 7th unless forecasted river levels change significantly.

Crews will be monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Tuesday, September 4th - 9:00 AM

Recent rainfall has resulted in higher river levels, causing the city to activate its flood plan.

The Mississippi River level is currently 12.86ft and predicted to reach 14.9ft on Friday, September 7th.  Should the predicted crest remain at or below 14.9ft there will be little inconvenience or impact to the public.

Flood measures being implemented this week based on the current river level projection are:

  • S Concord will be closed between Utah and River Dr later today as the river level approaches 13ft. Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are not expected to close until later in the week.
  • The Compost Facility will need to be accessed by taking Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello, to Railroad Ave beginning Wednesday, September 5th.
  • Pumps will be set and gates will be closed beginning today to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system in various low lying areas within the City.

Sandbags will be made available for pickup should the river crest be revised to higher than currently predicted levels.

Additional flood plan measures will be implemented as river level forecast and actual river level changes occur.

We do not anticipate issuing another flood update until Friday, September 7th unless forecasted river levels change significantly.

Crews will be monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Monday, July 9th - 2:00 PM

The Mississippi River is currently 13.56 ft and expected to continue falling, reaching just over 11ft on Monday, July 16th.  

By the end of the day Wednesday, July 11th:

  • S Concord, Wapello and Miller will fully re-open.
  • All flood measures installed at Modern Woodmen Park will be removed.
  • The Compost Facility will be accessible from S Concord.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing should be returned.

The left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets will remain closed until river level falls below 7ft.   

We are closing out communication on flood response activities with this post.


Thursday, July 5th - 2:30 PM

 

The current Mississippi River level is 15.16ft and is expected to continue falling, reaching 13ft on Wednesday, July 11th. 

Crews will be re-opening areas and removing flood control as the river falls.

Roads 

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord will remain closed until river levels fall below 13ft and the roadway can be cleared of debris.
  • Gaines is closed south of River Dr.This area will re-open by the end of the day Wednesday, July 11th.
  • Beiderbecke has been re-opened.
  • The left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets is closed and will remain closed until the river level falls below 7ft due to a void that has developed under the road. 

Recreation 

  • Credit Island is expected to re-open by the end of the day, Friday, July 6th, after debris is cleared from the roadway.
  • Staff will clean affected areas of LeClaire Park.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park will be re-opened next week as the trail is cleaned and debris is removed.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing will be returned in the next two weeks.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave until S Concord is re-opened sometime next week.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Flood control measures will be removed by the end of the day Wednesday, July 11th. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station are open for business.

Events 

  • The Blues Fest will be held in LeClaire Park as planned.

Other Measures

  • As the river continues to fall, gates will be re-opened and pumps will be removed.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Tuesday, July 10th unless there is a significant change in river level.


Monday, July 2nd - 9:30 AM

The Mississippi River crested at 16.53ft earlier this morning, and will gradually fall over the next couple of weeks.  The current river level is 16.49ft and is predicted to fall to 15ft on Saturday, July 7th.

As a reminder, the best viewing area for tomorrow’s Red, White and Boom is Modern Woodmen Park, refer to the special event map at this link.  The Blues Fest will take place in LeClaire Park unless there is a significant change in river level.

Not much has changed since our last flood update. Current and upcoming flood response activities and impacts follow below.

Roads

  • S Concord remains closed between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Gaines is closed south of River Dr. Portions of Beiderbecke and River Dr will become covered this week, as the river continues to rise.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke Dr are closed due to water over the road.
  • The left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets is closed and will remain closed until the river level falls below 7ft due to a void that has developed under the road.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • Water has affected portions of LeClaire Park.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the path.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • The viewing, parking and exit plan for Red, White and Boom is available at this link.
  • The Blues Fest will be held in LeClaire Park as planned.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Thursday, July 5th unless there is a significant change in river level.


Friday, June 29th - 5:00 PM
 

The Mississippi River crest has been revised down.  The current river level is 15.96ft and is predicted to crest at 16.4ft on Sunday, July 1st.  Although the river level was revised down, the alternate plan for Red, White and Boom on Tuesday, July 3rd will remain in place, as river levels are expected to remain at or just above 16ft when the event is held.

Current and upcoming flood response activities and impacts follow below.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Gaines is closed south of River Dr. Portions of Beiderbecke and River Dr will become covered this week, as the river continues to rise.
  • The left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets is closed and will remain closed until the river level falls below 7ft due to a void that has developed under the road.

Recreation 

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • Water is beginning to affect LeClaire Park.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the path.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities 

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • The viewing, parking and exit plan for Red, White and Boom is available at this link.
  • The Blues Fest will be held in LeClaire Park as planned.

Other Measures

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

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Monday, July 2nd unless there is a significant change in river level.


Wednesday, June 27th - 12:30 PM

The Mississippi River crest shifted a little on us.  The current river level is 14.89ft and is predicted to crest at 16.9ft on Sunday, July 1st.  Due to the shift in crest, alternate viewing and traffic plans are being put into place for Red, White and Boom on Tuesday, July 3rd.  The modified special event map will be released tomorrow, Thursday, June 28th.

As the river rises, please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Current and upcoming flood response activities and impacts follow below.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Gaines is closed south of River Dr. Portions of Beiderbecke and River Dr will become covered this week, as the river continues to rise.
  • The left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets is closed and will remain closed until the river level falls below 7ft due to a void that has developed under the road.

Recreation

  • Credit Island will be closed to the public sometime Thursday.
  • Water will begin to impact LeClaire Park in the coming days.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and Marquette is closed due to water over the road. Additional sections of the trail will be impacted as the river level continues to rise this week.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • As mentioned earlier, updates to the viewing, parking and exit plan for this event will be released Thursday, June 28th.
  • At this time we anticipate the Blues Fest will not be impacted unless the rate of river level rise and recession changes.

Other Measures

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

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Friday, June 29th unless there is a significant change in river level.

For more information on flood response and related information visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood. 


Monday, June 25th – 10:00 AM

The Mississippi River level is currently 13.9ft and predicted to reach 16.4ft on Saturday, June 30th.

As the river rises, please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Current and upcoming flood response activities and impacts follow below. 

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

Roads

  • S Concord has been closed between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Portions of Gaines south of River Dr, Beiderbecke, and River Dr will become covered this week as the river rises.
  • Significant closures are not expected, with the exception of the left westbound lane of River Dr between Gaines and Brown Streets, which will remain closed until the river level falls below 7ft due to a void that has developed under the road.

Recreation

  • Credit Island will likely close to the public sometime Wednesday.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and Marquette is closed due to water over the road. Additional portions of the trail will be impacted as the river level rises throughout the week.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing may remain in place for this event.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Flood control measures will not be installed unless river levels change significantly.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • At this time we anticipate the Red, White and Boom viewing, parking and exit plan will remain in place unless the rate of river level rise and recession change and/or portions of Beiderbecke or LeClaire Park would remain considerably wet or covered in water at the time of the event. The public will be advised of changes to the plan if it is determined changes are necessary.
  • At this time we anticipate the Blues Fest will not be impacted unless the rate of river level rise and recession changes.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.
  • Sandbags are available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels just outside the gate at the Public Works Marquette Facility located at 232 S Marquette St.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Wednesday, June 27th or Thursday, June 28th.

Friday, June 22nd – 9:30AM

The City is activating its flood plan.  The Mississippi River level is currently 12.03ft and predicted to reach 15ft on Monday, June 25th, and 16.6ft on Thursday, June 28th. Flood measures will be implemented as the river rises over the course of the next week. Initial measures include:

  • Closing S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and closing Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord later this afternoon, as the river level climbs to 13ft.
  • Setting pumps and closing gates to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system in various low lying areas within the City.
  • Staging sandbags for individuals impacted by flooding at predicted river levels. These sandbags will be available for pickup beginning this afternoon, Friday, June 22nd, just outside the gate at the Public Works Marquette Facility located at 232 S Marquette St.

In addition, the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Marquette will close sometime this weekend due to water over the path.

Additional flood plan measures will be implemented as river level forecast and actual river levels changes occur.

In related news, the Duck Creek Recreational Trail remains closed between Jersey Ridge and Kimberly Roads following recent flash flooding.  This section of trail should re-open by Monday, June 25th.

We will issue our next update on conditions and actions to be taken on Monday, June 25th.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that could lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

For more information on the city’s flood response activities and for links to river gauges, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood.  Citizens may also sign-up to receive notifications of flood events at various stages at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/dpwnn.

Crews are monitoring conditions and prepared to respond as needed.


Friday, May 25th, 2018
–7AM

The Mississippi is currently at 12.06ft, and expected to continue falling in the coming weeks.  We are closing out communication on this flood event with this update.

All recreational trail and roadways, with the exception of Credit Island Rd, have been cleaned and re-opened. 

The Compost Facility can be accessed from S Concord to Miller to Railroad, or from Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.

Credit Island is not open to the general public at this time.  Next week crews will be repairing significant damage to the causeway, and  continue clearing debris from other portions of the roadway around the island.  Staff estimates the road will be re-opened to the general public by June 1st.

New boat docks at Marquette Landing will be installed late next week. 

To sign-up for flood notifications or for more information on floods visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood.


Tuesday May 22nd 2018 - 4PM

The Mississippi River will fall below 13 feet on Wednesday, May 23. The following is an update on the status of the re-opening of roads and recreational facilities. Some locations may take some time to return to open status due to considerable debris deposited by floodwaters.

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord, may re-open by the end of the day Friday; depending on debris removal requirements.
  • Beiderbecke has been fully re-opened.
  • Gaines St will remain closed south of River Dr through the end of the week.

Recreation

  • Credit Island will not re-open to the general public for another week or two due to considerable debris and damage to Credit Island Rd as a result of floodwater.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park has re-opened
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing will be re-installed in two to three weeks. New docks are being placed when the docks are returned.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, remains available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Flood control measures are being removed beginning Wednesday, May 23. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remains open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps are being removed as gates are re-opened.

We will issue a final flood update for this event on Friday, May 25th. A better idea on timing of re-opening of Credit Island (which may come in stages) and S Concord will be provided at that time.

Friday, May 18th, 2018 - 1:30PM

The Mississippi River is currently at 15.62ft and expected to continue receding over the coming week; receding below 15ft on Sunday, May 20th, and below 13ft on Wednesday, May 22nd.

We will continue re-opening roads and recreational facilities as the river continues to fall.

Roads

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord, will remain closed through late next week.The roads will be re-opened after: river levels recede to 13ft, debris can be removed from the roadway, and street sweeping is performed.
  • A small portion of Beiderbecke near Marquette has been re-opened.The road should fully re-open by mid-week next week, after debris can be removed and street sweeping performed.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr. The road should re-open by mid-week next week.

Recreation

  • Credit Island remains closed. The island will not re-open until sometime the week of May 21st, after the river recedes below 15ft, and roads can be cleaned.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is mostly closed due to water and/or mud and debris over the road. The trail is open between Marquette and Gaines St. Additional sections will be re-opened as the river falls and cleaning can be performed the week of May 21st.
  • Crews have begun debris removal and washing off mud at LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing will be re-installed in two to three weeks. New docks are being placed when the docks are returned.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, remains available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Flood control measures will be removed early the week of May 21st. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remains open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps are being removed as gates are re-opened.

We will issue our next flood update on Tuesday, May 29th as the river approaches 13ft.


Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 - 2:30PM

The Mississippi River is currently at 16.72ft and expected to continue receding over the coming week; receding below 16ft on Friday, May 18th, and to 13ft on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Staff has re-opened most of River Dr, with the exception of the stretch located between Iowa and Perry.  Staff anticipates re-opening the stretch between Iowa and Perry tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16th if the roadway is absent of water. Lane reductions in various low spots will remain in place through Thursday.

If river levels remain as forecast, the public will find roads and recreational facilities re-open as the river continues to recede.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord. These roads will be re-opened after river levels recede to 13ft and debris can be removed from the roadway.
  • Beiderbecke is fully closed, and is expected to re-open yet this week.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr. The road will re-open once the flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park are removed. Removal should take place early the week of May 21st.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed. The island will not re-open until sometime the week of May 21st, after the river recedes below 15ft, and roads can be cleaned.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road. Portions may re-open later this week.
  • Water has impacted LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed. The docks may remain out of the water for two to three more weeks. When re-installed, new docks are being placed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, remains available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Flood control measures will be removed early the week of May 21st. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps will be removed as gates are re-opened.

We will issue our next flood update on Thursday or Friday of the coming week, as the river continues to recede and flood measures are removed.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, bike or drive through flood waters.  Conditions can be hazardous.


Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - 2:30PM

The Mississippi River crested at 17.41ft on Friday, May 11
th and has currently receded to 17.14ft.  The river is expected to continue to recede, reaching 15ft by Sunday, May 20th.  

We have included one of the aerial images captured by the Iowa Civil Air Patrol’s 41st Iowa Composite Squadron on Friday with this update.  It is an image of Credit Island at river level 17.4ft. While the lodge is inaccessible by car at this time, as you can see Credit Island Lodge is not affected at this river level. 

What the public might find interesting about the lodge, is that the city no longer puts a lot of preparation into protecting the facility due to flood proofing measures installed following a fire in 2013. Now, if the facility is impacted at higher river levels, there is little more to do than wash and sanitize the facility following a flood due to the flood proofing measures installed, such as: the installation of flood vents and moving electrical to higher elevations. This is a great demonstration of living with the highs and lows of the Mighty Mississippi, an open riverfront, and preservation of one of the city’s iconic facilities for many to enjoy for years to come.

Staff will continue monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond according to river level.

If river levels remain as forecast, the public will find roads and recreational facilities begin to re-open as the river recedes. 

Roads

  • River Dr is closed between Iowa and Division. In addition, Myrtle, Perry, Pershing and Iowa are closed south of 2nd St. Motorists are advised to use 3rd and 4th Streets as an alternate to River Dr.Staff anticipates this closure will be removed mid-to-late week.
  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord. These roads will be re-opened after river levels recede to 13ft and debris can be removed from the roadway.
  • Beiderbecke is fully closed, and is expected to re-open later this week.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr. Timing of the re-opening may be late this week or early the following week. 

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.It is not likely the island will re-open until the week of May 21st after roadways can be cleaned.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road. Portions may re-open later this week.
  • Water has impacted LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.The docks may remain out of the water for two to three weeks.When re-installed, new docks are being placed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.

Events 

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures 

  • Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed. 

We will issue our next flood update on Tuesday or Wednesday of the coming week as the river continues to recede and flood measures are removed. 

Please be reminded not to play, wade, bike or drive through flood waters.  Conditions can be hazardous.


Friday, May 12, 2018 - Noon

The current Mississippi River level is 17.39ft, and cresting at 17.4ft today, and projected to recede below 16ft, on Thursday, May 17th.

Of note, the City of Davenport contracted the Iowa Civil Air Patrol’s 41st Iowa Composite Squadron, based at the Davenport Municipal Airport, to obtain aerial imagery of the river nearing crest earlier today.  These images support the city’s flood plan and will serve as a great resource for evaluating response and mitigation methods. We hope to share some of these photos with the public in the near future once they have processed.

Staff is monitoring river levels, and prepared to respond to changing conditions.

The following flood measures are currently in place.

Roads

  • River Dr is closed between Iowa and Division. In addition, Myrtle, Perry, Pershing and Iowa are closed south of 2nd St. Motorists are advised to use 3rd and 4th Streets as an alternate to River Dr.
  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Beiderbecke is fully closed.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road.
  • Water has impacted LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.

We will issue our next flood update on Sunday, May 13th as the river begins to recede.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The current Mississippi River level is 17.21ft, and expected to crest at 17.5ft on Friday, May 11th.

Due to arriving River levels, eastbound River Dr is being detoured at Division St to 3rd St, and westbound River Dr is being detoured at 4th St to Division St.  Eastbound Truck traffic will need to take River Dr to Division to Kimberly Rd due to construction and closure on various streets throughout the city, including Locust.

Staff is monitoring river levels, and will be implementing flood plan measures as appropriate to changing conditions.

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Beiderbecke will be fully closed by this afternoon.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.
  • River Dr as noted above. In addition, Myrtle, Perry, Pershing and Iowa are closed south of 2nd St. Additional north/south streets south of 2nd St may become closed tomorrow, Thursday, May 10th.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road.
  • Water is impacting LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

There are no upcoming events that will be impacted.

Other Measures

Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.

We plan to issue another flood update until Friday, May 11th as the river begins to crest.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The current Mississippi River level is 16.29ft, and expected to crest at 17.8ft on Friday, May 11th.

Due to predicted levels, River Dr has been closed between Iowa and Perry Streets for installation of a flood barrier.  Additional lane reductions will be placed in various low points along River Dr as the river level rises. The detour for eastbound River Dr between Iowa and Perry is River Dr to Brady, to 3rd St, to River Dr, and the westbound detour is River Dr to 4th St, to Harrison St, to River Dr.

Staff is monitoring river levels, and will be implementing flood plan measures as appropriate to changing conditions.

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Beiderbecke will be fully closed by this afternoon.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.
  • River Dr as noted above. In addition, Perry, Pershing and Iowa will be closed south of 2ndSt.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The riverfront recreational trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road.
  • Water has begun to impact LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

There are no upcoming events that will be impacted at this time.

Other Measures

Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Thursday, May 10th unless river levels significantly change.

Please be reminded not to: play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that can lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood for links to river levels and other flood related information.


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The current Mississippi River level is 15.43ft, and is expected to reach 16ft on Sunday, May 6th, and crest at 17.9ft on Thursday, May 10th. 

Due to predicted levels, River Dr will be closed between Iowa and Perry Streets for installation of a flood barrier beginning at 9am, Monday, May 7th.  Additional lane reductions will be placed in various low points along River Dr as the river level rises. The detour for eastbound River Dr between Iowa and Perry is Division to 3rd St, to River Dr.  The detour for westbound River Dr is 4th St to Division, to Rockingham Rd, to River Dr.

Staff is monitoring river levels, and will be implementing flood plan measures with river level rise. 

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Beiderbecke will be fully closed sometime Monday.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.
  • River Dr as noted above. In addition, Perry, Pershing and Iowa will be closed south of 2ndSt.

Recreation

  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The riverfront bike path between Credit Island and Marquette is closed.
  • The riverfront bike path between Marquette and LeClaire Park will become covered with water beginning sometime Sunday.
  • LeClaire Park will begin to be affected on Sunday.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities 

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • There are no upcoming events that will be impacted at this time.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.

Our next flood update will be issued on Monday, May 7th.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The current Mississippi River level is 14.77ft.  Due to heavy rains to the north in recent days, the National Weather Service has revised the expected crest to 17.8’ on Friday, May 11th.   Staff is monitoring river levels, and will be implementing flood plan measures with river level rise.

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions. 

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke will become affected over the weekend.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.
  • Pending actual and forecasted river levels, River Dr may be closed between Iowa and Perry beginning Monday morning.The public will be notified and a detour placed when this occurs. Additional lane reductions on other various locations along River Dr are to be anticipated beginning on Monday as well.

Recreation

  • Credit Island will be closed beginning Saturday evening.
  • The riverfront bike path between Credit Island and Marquette is closed.
  • The riverfront bike path between Marquette and LeClaire Park will become affected on Sunday.
  • LeClaire Park will begin to be affected on Sunday.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.

Facilities

  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events

  • The Twisted Cat Outdoor Catfish Tournament, scheduled to take place at Marquette Landing on Saturday, May 5th from 6am to 5pm, will be held as planned.NOTE: Marquette will be closed to through traffic at Beiderbecke for this event. Subject to change if river levels rise quicker than forecast.
  • The Rev It Up for Awareness Ride and Charity Event is being held at Centennial Park on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th.Beiderbecke will be closed between Marquette and Gaines for this event.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system in various low lying areas within the City.

Our next flood update will be issued around 3pm, Saturday, May 5th.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that could lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood for links to river levels and other flood related information.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The current river level is 13.78ft and expected to crest at 16.2ft on Tuesday, May 8th. Flood measures will be implemented as the river rises this week.

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions.

Roads

  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Portions of Wapello and Miller Ave between Railroad Ave and S Concord will be closed later this week.
  • Portions of Beiderbecke will be impacted this weekend.

Recreation

  • Credit Island will be closed at Midnight, Saturday, May 5th.
  • The riverfront bike path between Credit Island and Marquette will close sometime Friday.
  • The riverfront bike path between Marquette at LeClaire Park will be impacted sometime Saturday or Sunday.
  • LeClaire Park will be impacted sometime Saturday or Sunday.

Facilities

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

Events

  • The Twisted Cat Outdoor Catfish Tournament, scheduled to take place at Marquette Landing on Saturday, May 5th from 6am to 5pm, will be held as planned.  NOTE: Marquette will be closed to through traffic at Beiderbecke for this event. Subject to change if river levels rise quicker than forecast.
  • The Rev It Up for Awareness Ride and Charity Event, scheduled to take place at Credit Island on Friday, May 4th and Saturday May 5th, will be held as planned, with the exception that camping will not be permitted on the island overnight Saturday, May 5th. Subject to change if river levels rise quicker than forecast.

Other Measures

  • Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system in various low lying areas within the City.
  • Sandbags are available for pickup to individuals impacted by flooding at predicted river levels. The sandbags are available for pickup at the Public Works Marquette Facility located at 232 S Marquette St just outside the gate.

Additional flood plan measures will be implemented with river level rise.

Crews are monitoring conditions and prepared to respond as needed.

Staff does not anticipate issuing another update until Saturday, May 5th unless there are significant changes in predicted river levels.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that could lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood for links to river levels and other flood related information.


Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM


The City is activating its flood plan.  The Mississippi River level is currently 11.82ft and predicted to reach 13ft on Wednesday, May 2nd, and 15.7ft on Sunday, May 6th. Flood measures will be implemented as the river rises this week. Initial measures include:

  • Staging road closure and high water signs along S Concord between River Dr and Utah. High water and street closure signs will be set when river levels reach 13ft, and water begins to cover portions of S Concord on our about Wednesday.
  • Setting pumps and closing gates to prevent river levels from backing into the storm sewer system in various low lying areas within the City.
  • Staging sandbags for individuals along S Concord who may be impacted by flooding at predicted river levels. Sandbags will be available for pickup beginning Wednesday, May 2nd at the Public Works Marquette Facility located at 232 S Marquette St just outside the gate.

Additional flood plan measures will be implemented as river level forecast and actual river levels changes occur.

An update on conditions and actions to be taken will be released on Wednesday, May 2nd as more becomes known about predicted river levels.

Please be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that could lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

For more information on the city’s flood response activities and for links to river gauges, visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood.  Citizens may also sign-up to receive notifications of flood events at various stages at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/dpwnn.

Crews will be monitoring conditions and are prepared to respond as needed.