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Water Levels At Muscatine Riverfront On The Rise Again

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The river front in Muscatine has locals and city officials waiting on edge while water levels are rising. The river is currently above 17-feet but Randy Hill, Public Works Director for the city says, if it gets to 18 and a half feet, they will have to take action.

"The most inconvenience there is that we have to detour traffic around a section of Mississippi drive, and people in town are used to that and know that and that's what we'll end up doing," he said.

But some locals like Nathan Brown are not used to it. This is now the third time this year that the river has risen so high, and residents are saying enough is enough.

"It's getting old, its been like this most of the year. I like to fish a lot and be out on the river and I haven't been able to do that," said Brown.

And while some are getting sick of it, others like Tim Staddard say it's nothing unusual.

"It's a part of nature, a part of living here. It's a river town, nothing new," he said.

For now, the city is hoping there wont be any rainfall within the next couple of days. If it does, they will fall back on their plan to close down the main roads.