The turn of the new year is a great time to plan and dream about what you’d like to do in your yard or garden next year. Your living landscape is a significant asset that increases property value, promotes outdoor living, contributes to family and community health, supports wildlife, and provides recreation and a home playground for you, your family and your pets.

Davenport Public Works has provided the following snow update. 

Crews began clearing residential roads last night. Making it through all residential roads will take time due to the volume of snow received. Efforts will continue overnight and into tomorrow.  We expect all residential roads to be cleared by late Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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

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