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.

The following flood impacts and measures apply at this time.  Many items will change late this week/early next week as we reach river stage 16FT and below.  We expect to issue our next update on conditions on Thursday, October 25.


  • S Concord between Utah and River Drive, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
  • Spotty lane reductions on River Drive will remain in place for the next day or so.
  • Beiderbecke remains closed.


  • Credit Island remains closed.
  • The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf city limits is closed due to water over the trail.
  • LeClaire Park is impacted.
  • The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.


  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park will be removed sometime next week. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
  • The River’s Edge, Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Union Station remain open for business.


  • No events will be impacted.

Other Measures

  • Pumps are set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.  Staff continues to monitor river levels, and is prepared to respond according to river stage. Please obey traffic signs, and be reminded not to play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.


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