DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 12, 2019) — The City of Davenport has activated its flood plan as of this afternoon. The following was posted to the City website a short time ago. Updates will be provided as circumstances change.
A record winter, rain in the forecast, and significant melting in the forecast have rivers predicted to rise quickly. The current Mississippi River level is 8.9 FT. The river is predicted to reach 13 FT Friday, March 12; 16 FT Saturday, March 13; and to crest at 17.5 FT on Sunday, March 14.
It is likely we will see higher-than-normal river-levels now through May.
Due to predicted river-levels, the city has activated its flood plan.
The following are some important items to note as we head into the weekend. We will issue another flood update on Thursday.
- S Concord between Utah and River Dr will close sometime Friday or Saturday.
- Periodic lane reductions and closures will occur on River Dr.
- Beiderbecke will also see closures this weekend.
- Credit Island will be closed to the public beginning Friday.
- The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and LeClaire Park will be closed due to water over the trail beginning sometime Friday into the weekend.
- The boat dock at Marquette Landing may be removed before the weekend.
- Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
- The floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park will be installed. Scheduled events and rentals will occur as scheduled.
- The River’s Edge, Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.
- St Patrick’s Day Parade and Race will not be impacted. However, riverfront parking may become inaccessible and, depending on river levels, portions of River Dr may be closed.
- Pumps are being set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.
Staff is monitoring river levels and is prepared to respond according to the river stage.