Davenport Preparing For Spring Floods
Snow is expected in the Quad Cities towards the end of the week, but what happens after that could be a cause for concern. The National Weather Service is predicting the Mississippi River to reach flood stage by Easter Sunday.
The Mississippi is currently three feet below flood stage, but with heavy snows to the north, the water levels in the QC are expected to rise. According to the City of Davenport, crews have already begun placing "high water" signs on roadways such as South Concord Street.
Crews will be staging sandbags for individuals along S Concord who may be impacted by flooding at river levels of 13 to 15ft. The sandbags will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, March 24th at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Individuals can access the plant by taking Wapello to Railroad Avenue ... Additional flood plan measures will be implemented as river level predictions and actual river levels changes occur.
City of Davenport staff are expected to issue another update either today or Thursday regarding the river levels. For additional updates or tips to protect your property from a possible flood, visit CityOfDavenportIowa.com.