Davenport gets ready for river to rise above flood stage


DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The City of Davenport is bracing for flooding up to two feet over flood stage by next week. The city released a statement that the river is expected to crest at 17 feet on Wed. Sept., 28, 2016. Food stage is 15 feet.

The city has activated its flood plan. Crews will be getting ready to close roads and post high water signs along S. Concord St. on Fri. Sept., 23. Sandbags will also be made available at the wasterwater treatment plant.

As river levels rise, the city will close gates and set pumps to prevent higher river levels from backing into the stormwater system in low-lying areas along Blackhawk Creek and to keep water from covering portions of River Dr. In addition, flood protection work will begin at Modern Woodmen ball park Friday or Mon., Sept. 26.

Activities and events scheduled for LeClaire Park this weekend should not be impacted at current forecasted river levels.

The National Weather Service has based its prediction on recent and forecasted rain to the north, and is subject to change. The city will make changes to its flood plan as new information comes in.

In Clinton, flood gates will be installed on Friday at 9th Avenue North and will remain until further notice

To check river levels click here.

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