UPDATE: Mississippi River receding, city of Davenport street closures return

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 10/16:City of Davenport officials say the water is receding and will continue to recede.

Officials took to Facebook Monday saying the Mississippi River has fallen to 17.03 feet after cresting at a little over 18 feet on Saturday.

The water will recede to 16.5 feet, however, it is expected to remain at that level throughout the week.

Last week’s street closures, due to river level and rain, have been returned to a 3rd and 4th St detour. Find street closure and detour details pictured with this post.

For additional details on flood imapcts and response you can find that here.

UPDATE 10/11: City officials say the city of Davenport is beginning to see a break after continuous days of rain.

City officials updated the community saying the Mississippi River is projected to crest at 18.5' on Monday, Oct. 15. The current Mississippi River level is at 17.35 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
- S Concord between Utah and River Dr, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Ave and S Concord are closed.
- All traffic on River Dr between Division and 3rd St is being detoured for water over the road. Access to amenities such as the River’s Edge, the Freight House and Farmer’s Market, and Modern Woodmen Park is available by taking Western to River Dr. Find detailed information on road closures and current detour at this link.
- Beiderbecke is closed.
- The road closure at Mound St that was placed yesterday due to sanitary sewer surcharge has been removed and the road re-opened.

Recreation
- Credit Island is closed.
- The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits is closed due to water over the trail.
- LeClaire Park is impacted.
- The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities
- Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
- The flood walls at Modern Woodmen Park have been installed. Scheduled events and rentals are occurring as scheduled.
- The Freight House and Farmer’s Market are accessible via Western or Ripley. The layout and available parking will be modified due to water in the parking lot.
- The River’s Edge is accessible via Western or Gaines.
- Union Station will remain open for business.

Sandbags
- Sandbags are available for pickup by individuals impacted at these river levels by appointment. Call 563.326.7923 to request sandbags.

Events
- The LULAC 2018 Military Salute will be held at the LULAC.
- The Decker Dash is moving to Duck Creek Park.
- The Run with the Bull 5K and 2018 CBRC Pumpkin Dash 4Km and 8Km run are also affected. The event host will inform participants of changes.

Other Measures
- Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

We do not plan to issue another flood update until Saturday, October 13th, unless projected river levels change significantly.

The public is reminded to stay safe by observing traffic signs and staying out of flood water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

UPDATE 10/10: Rain combined with river levels is impacting travel on River Drive.

City of Davenport officials are urging commuters to take an alternate route and to avoid River Drive. Officials say several streets will be closed at River Drive.

ORIGINAL 10/8: Officials with the city of Davenport have released information regarding the city's current and projected river levels.

As of Monday morning, officials say the following roads are affected by the flooding.

With rain this week, city officials say the river is now forecast to crest at 16.8 feet on Thursday, Oct. 11. River levels are expected to hover around 16.5 feet to 16.7 feet throughout the week. The current level is 16.11 feet.

- S Concord between Utah and River Drive, and Wapello and Miller between Railroad Avenue and S Concord are closed.
- Gaines St south of River Drive is being closed this morning.
- Portions of Beiderbecke will be closed as the river rises and water goes over the road this week.
- Spotty lane reductions will be placed in low areas along River Drive between Perry and Division Streets as the river rises and water encroaches on the roadway.

Recreation affected by the flooding:
- Credit Island is closed.
- The majority of the Riverfront Recreational Trail between Credit Island and Bettendorf City limits will be closed due to water over the trail in the coming days.
- Water is impacting LeClaire Park.
- The boat dock at Marquette Landing is not accessible due to river level.

Facilities:
- Access to the Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave, is available via Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave.
- Uprights for the floodwalls at Modern Woodmen Park are being installed today as a precautionary measure. Appropriate flood control will be placed when/if needed. The park remains open for business.
- The River’s Edge, the Freight House and Freight House Farmer’s Market, and Union Station will remain open for business.

Events:
- All of the following events will be impacted at projected river levels. More details will be released reference alternate plans as they become available: The LULAC 2018 Military Salute, Run with the Bull 5K, and the Decker Dash 5K.

Other measures:
- Pumps have been, or will be set, and appropriate gates closed in various low-lying areas of the city.

You can find a list of river levels by clicking this link.


Davenport Public Works employees put up flood protection at Modern Woodmen Park on Monday. - City of Davenport's Facebook page.