Due to rising river levels, the City is closing River Drive between 3rd and Brady streets to install flood protection.  The closure will be in place around 8am this morning, Tuesday, October 9.

Eastbound traffic is detoured up Brady to 3rd Street to River Drive.  Westbound traffic is detoured at 4th St, to Harrison, to River Drive. 

 

Rain this past week, combined with more in the forecast, has resulted in changes to the projected crest of the Mississippi. The river is now forecast to crest at 16.8 FT on Thursday, October 11.  River levels are expected to hover around 16.5 FT to 16.7 FT most of the week.

The current river level is 16.11 FT.

Based on the current and projected river levels, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days.

 Roads

Progressive Action for the Common Good and Sierra Club Eagle View Group will present a conference, "Renewable Energy: Greener Earth = Green in Your Pocket" on Friday, November 9, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.

This event is free and open to the public, funded in part by the Mark Schwiebert Grant for Environmental Studies.

Iowa Rank Falls after Passage of Senate File 2311

Active weather has changed projected and actual river levels.  The Mississippi is now forecast to crest at 15.9 FT on Tuesday, October 9.  River levels are expected to hover between 15 and 15.9 FT before beginning to fall below 15 FT late next week.

The current river level is 15.12 FT. 

Based on the current and projected river levels, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days.

Roads

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Sept. 28, 2018)- Tree experts are hoping to guide landowners on how to care for the trees in their woodlands during the upcoming Backyard Forest Conference.

On Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., join Trees Forever, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service for a day of workshops at the Johnson County ISU Extension Office in Iowa City.

MRCTI, USGS, USACE, DOT Solidify Water Quality Work
Grant and Pilot Projects Also Announced to Improve Resilience

The river’s crest was significantly reduced over the weekend.  The Mississippi River crested at 15.41 FT on Sunday, September 9 and is expected to drop to 14 FT by Sunday, September 16

 at this time.

The current river level is 15.41 FT.

Based on the current river level and crest projection, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days. 

Roads

It’s time to plant a fall garden and extend the productive bounty of summer’s harvest  into fall. Fall is actually an easier time of year to garden- it’s typically nice and cool, insect populations are reduced and some fall crops sweeten when nipped by frost. Newbie and avid gardeners alike, will enjoy the extra inning of fresh produce before the chill of winter sets in!

Cites importance of simple planning, lifesaving skills to ready for unexpected

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner today proclaimed September Preparedness Month in Illinois during closing ceremonies of the 2018 Illinois Emergency Management Agency Training Summit in Springfield, where the governor greeted a crowd of more than 600 first responders and emergency workers.

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