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Mississippi River at Rock Island could reach biggest crest since July 2014

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Published: May. 31, 2017 at 5:58 AM CDT
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The Mississippi River at Rock Island has impacted areas near downtown Davenport since around Thursday, May 25. The river isn't expected to crest until Wednesday, May 31 or Thursday, June 1, but its predicted to reach around 17.2 ft.

The National Weather Service said this could be the largest crest since July of 2014.

The city of Davenport has taken action to try and ensure safety. This includes closing Credit Island Park and the bike path between LeClaire Park and Credit Island.

Modern Woodmen Park has installed some of their flood wall, but will remain open. River's Edge, The Freight House and Union Station will also still be operating despite the rising river levels.

In addition, there are lane closures and reductions closer to the riverfront. Some of the roads south of River Dr. are closed. Lane reductions include Pershing and River Dr. and one lane in each direction of River Dr. near Warren St.

Pumps have been set out and the City says crews will respond further if necessary.

As a reminder, don't try to drive or wade in the flood water. This can be dangerous for your car and yourself. You can also prepare yourself before heading out the door. The river levels can always be checked on kwqc.com. A clickable link can be found below or to the right of this article.