DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 22, 2019) Public Works participated in this afternoon’s National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook Briefing. There is a 95% chance the city will see moderate flooding (15 to 18ft), and a 50% chance for major flooding (above 18 ft) this spring.
The National Weather Service reported considerable run-off is likely in the weeks ahead due to lower-than-normal temperatures and more chances of precipitation in the coming weeks, combined with saturated soils and a higher than normal frost depth.
Residents can assist with localized flooding impacts by ensuring sump pumps are in working condition and clearing off storm drains that may be covered by ice or other debris.
As part of standard operating procedure, Public Works reviews the flood plan and available resources in February in preparation for flood response in the coming year. It has been an interesting winter weather season that is sure to bring us an interesting spring. For public works this means a busy spring responding to snow/ice/sleet, filling potholes and placing flood control as needed.
Public Works’ monitors creeks and river levels year round and is prepared to respond to conditions that may arise. The community can sign-up for flood alerts atwww.cityofdavenportiowa.com/dpwnn.