The biggest news story is going to be the Mississippi River on the rise. Inconveniently, the river will crest around Independence Day which is throwing a wrench into everyone's plans.

But the Mississippi River is on the rise. In the Quad Cities, we're expected to reach Major Flood Stage at more than 18 feet. Experts predict that as of now, the river will crest at 20 ft.

Road Closures To Know

The City of Davenport is in its flood preparedness mode. The city will start putting up temporary flood barriers down River Drive this week. At that level, Davenport's LeClaire Park is mostly underwater, which is why Red, White, & Boom has been postponed.

 Be Prepared Davenport is the best place to go for river-level-related updates.

  •  S Concord will be closed between River Dr and Utah. (if you need to get to the compost facility, use Rockingham/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad St.)
  •  River Dr (West) at Division to about Gaines
  • River Dr (East) between Brady and 3rd St beginning on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Credit Island, Riverfront Recreational Walk and Trail, and River Walk along Marquette, Centennial, and LeClaire Parks will be covered in water.

Davenport will post detours and more closures if they're needed on the city's website.

River Levels You Need To Be On The Watch For

There are several spots where the Mississippi, Maquoketa, and Wapsipinicon (Wapsi) rivers are measured. Click on the town below to go straight to the river level:

Manchester     Rock Island
MaquoketaIllinois City
De WittNew Boston
Le Claire

Maquoketa River Levels



Wapsipinicon River Levels


De Witt

Mississippi River Levels





Le Claire

Rock Island

Illinois City


New Boston





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