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. 


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.

Public Works has posted the following flood update to the City website. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The current Mississippi River level is 16.26ft, and expected to crest at 17.8ft on Friday, May 11th.

Today, Corri Spiegel, Davenport City Administrator is pleased to announce that she has selected
Michael Carlsten as Davenport’s Fire Chief.   

“I am excited and honored at this opportunity  to lead an outstanding department” said Chief
Carlsten.  “I look forward to the future of the City of Davenport and the Davenport Fire
Department. “   

The City of Davenport will celebrate Military Appreciation Week May 13-19 with banners proclaiming the event at City Hall, on downtown street lights and several parks & city facilities.  May is Military Appreciation Month nationwide.
Throughout the week, Davenport will offer a number of perks to active members of the military, veterans and their families.

Starting Wednesday, May 2 the right northbound lane of Division Street just north of 4th Street, and the right westbound lane of 4th Street at Division will be closed for stormwater intake and pipe repairs.  The work is estimated to be completed by Wednesday, May 9.  Travel delays are possible.