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Mississippi River Expected to Crest Within Next 24 Hours In QC

Posted: Updated: Jun 24, 2014 09:38 AM

The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is expected to crest sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning at 16.3 feet. That’s .3 feet above moderate flood stage.

To stay ahead of any possible flooding, crews with Davenport Public Works have been working around the clock.

They have put up flood panels around Modern Woodmen Park, installed pumps at Marquette and River Drive and the Garden Addition, and closed some areas that are covered in water. The Credit Island Causeway and South Concord both have water on them and have been blocked from traffic.

The sidewalks along LeClaire Park and portions of Beiderbecke are also underwater as of Tuesday morning.

Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke said the city’s preparation will pay off.

“There's been significant damage in the past,” he said. “With the techniques and processes that we do now, this flood will pass with no damage whatsoever."

As the river levels continue to rise for now, the city is reminding people to never play or wade in the flood waters.

You can keep track of Davenport’s flood preparations at this link.

And you can watch the river levels through our flood information center at this link.

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