Flood Update: Here’s The Current Level Of The Mississippi And The Roads It’s Closed
The Mississippi could break flood records this week.
Personally, I think we've had enough records broken in the last six months, and breaking this one will be extra problematic. According to Davenport Public Works, the river is expected to crest at 22 feet on Wednesday, May 1.
The previous record was 22.6 feet, and with as much rain as we have in the forecast this week, it could easily be broken. Here's DPW's official projection, per their Facebook page:
The post also includes a map of streets that have been affected by the flooding. Odds are you've experienced it firsthand (I haven't been able to take my normal route in weeks), but here are the ones to avoid right now.
"W 2nd St is now closed to through traffic between Division and Brown Streets. Some local business is accessible using north/south streets in this area. The Centennial Bridge can be accessed from 3rd St, 4th St, and Gaines St.
The Government Bridge can be accessed using 2nd St east of Harrison and Brady."
Thank goodness for rain boots? It's hard to find a bright side on this one.