https://davenport.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingsResponsive.aspx?meetingType=13  As you know, the meeting gets underway at 3:30PM in the Community Room at the Police Department.

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 23.  With this crest, the river is projected to fall below 15FT by Monday, October 30.   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.

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

Eastbound traffic is detoured up Brady to 3rd Street to River Drive.  Westbound traffic is detoured at 4th St, to Harrison, to River Drive. 

 

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 11.  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

The Iowa DOT completed repairs to the I-80 overpass at Jersey Ridge Road today, and the overpass has re-opened. Jersey Ridge remains closed at Veterans Memorial Parkway; however, access from Jersey Ridge Road is available at Elmore Ave.

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

 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

Wednesday, September 5– 3PM

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

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:

Just a reminder that Military Appreciation Week kicks off this Sunday, May 13.  The attached media release, which outlines various activities for the week was sent to you earlier in the month.

A historic house at 726 W. 6th St., faces emergency demolition following a house fire that Davenport firefighters battled for several hours early Thursday.

I have a couple of items from Public Works.  The first notice is regarding Locust Street and the second is a flood update.  In terms of the flood, I would encourage you to remind your audiences to avoid contact with the floodwaters. When we were out and about today, we noticed individuals wading through the water at the Marquette Street boat ramp.  As you know, wading through flood waters is dangerous and dirty.  We highly recommend against it.

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