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.

Out of an initial field of 27 candidates, three semifinalists will interview for the position of Davenport Fire Chief next week. The semi -finalists include one internal candidate and two fire service chiefs from the Midwest.    
In alphabetical order, the semi-finalists are:
Michael Carlsten District Chief, Davenport, Iowa Fire  
Donald Kaderabek Deputy Chief, Bloomingdale, Illinois Fire  

Davenport Fire Public Education Officer Lt. Zach Soliz advises that Operation Prom is Thursday, April 19, at Central High School and Friday, April 20, at North High School.   Students will be dismissed at 9:30AM and the program begins at 9:45AM both days.  At Central, the event will be staged in the south parking lot off Main Street and at North, the staging area is in the lot next to the Y.  Look for the emergency vehicles.

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