Davenport gives latest flood update


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Posted Online: July 14, 2014, 5:09 pm
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Press release submitted by Jennifer Nahra

The current Mississippi River level is just above 16 ft. Predictions are that it will continue to fall and reach 13ft by Saturday, July 19th.

Crews have removed the Hesco flood protection barriers between Iowa and Brady Streets on River Drive and are finishing street cleaning today. River Drive will be fully re-opened beginning this evening. Westbound traffic on River Dr between Marquette and Warren Streets will be closed for most of the day, Tuesday, July 15th to allow for removal of damaged trees and flood protection barriers placed along this section of River Drive.

With river levels predicted to remain above 15ft through Wednesday, July 16th, it's expected that Credit Island will not reopen to the public any earlier than Monday, July 21st.

South Concord, south of River Dr to Utah, will likely remain closed through Monday, July 21st as well, as paved surfaces will not be revealed until the river reaches below 13'6" over the coming weekend. Once waters have receded, the street will be cleaned and re-opened.

Crews are continuing to remove flood fighting measures and cleaning paved surfaces as the river recedes. Monitoring and maintenance of existing measures will continue until the river recedes below 14ft.

The Freight House Farmer's Market will return to its normal location at the Freight House beginning Tuesday, July 15th.

Crews are washing and dismantling flood panels installed at Modern Woodmen Park. Portions of the parking lot will remain covered with water.

The riverfront bike path, LeClaire Park and the bike path between Marquette and Credit Island will likely be inaccessible until after July 21st. The boat docks should be returned to their locations at Marquette, Credit Island and S Concord next week as well.

Residents and businesses who received sand and sandbags deliveries from the City may call 563.326.7923 to request materials received be picked up and properly disposed. The City only asks that the materials be placed at the curb line to facilitate pickup.

Public Works will update the public the next significant measures in flood protection are removed. The public can find up to date information and check river levels at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/flood.

Inquiries may also be made to Public Works Director Mike Clarke at 563.326.7734.

















 



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