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.

Due to predicted levels, River Dr has been closed between Iowa and Perry Streets for installation of a flood barrier.  Additional lane reductions will be placed in various low points along River Dr as the river level rises. The detour for eastbound River Dr between Iowa and Perry is River Dr to Brady, to 3rd St, to River Dr, and the westbound detour is River Dr to 4th St, to Harrison St, to River Dr.

Staff is monitoring river levels, and will be implementing flood plan measures as appropriate to changing conditions.

The following flood measures have been or will be implemented based on current and predicted conditions.


  • S Concord is closed between Utah and River Dr. Wapello and Miller are closed between Railroad Ave and S Concord.
  • Beiderbecke will be fully closed sometime May 8th.
  • Gaines St is closed south of River Dr.
  • River Dr as noted above. In addition, Perry, Pershing and Iowa will be closed south of 2nd St.


  • Credit Island is closed.
  • The riverfront bike path between Credit Island and LeClaire Park is closed due to water over the road.
  • Water has begun to impact LeClaire Park.
  • The boat docks at Marquette Landing have been removed.


  • Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
  • Modern Woodmen Park remains open. Appropriate flood control measures have been placed. Visitors should park in the Florian Keen Parking Lot.
  • The River’s Edge, the Freight House, and Union Station will remain open for business.


There are no upcoming events that will be impacted at this time.

Other Measures

Pumps have been or will be set, and appropriate gates closed.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Thursday, May 10th unless river levels change significantly.

Please be reminded not to: play, wade, walk, bike or drive through floodwater. Flood currents can present hazardous conditions, not to mention the hidden dangers that can lie within the floodwater.  It can take just 12 inches of water to float a car, and 6 inches to knock you off your feet.  Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Visit for links to river levels and other flood related information.

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