The City of Davenport announced on their Facebook page that the Mississippi River crested at 18.12 feet earlier today, Saturday October 13. The city says the river levels will remain high for the foreseeable future; and the latest data from the National Weather Service indicates a second crest of the Mississippi in the near future.

The Iowa Civil Air Patrol's 41st Iowa Composite Squadron out of Davenport's Municipal Airport helped Davenport get aerial imagery of the flood waters right around the river crest this morning. These photographs will help Davenport evaluate the response and flood mitigation methods used along the riverfront. They shared two of the photos with their update of Credit Island.

Iowa Civil Air Patrol’s 41st Iowa Composite Squadron / City of Davenport
Iowa Civil Air Patrol’s 41st Iowa Composite Squadron / City of Davenport

Davenport also issued a reminder to citizens to not drive around barricades or through water over the road.

Here's some of the things the river flooding is affecting in Davenport:

  • Several areas of River Dr between Division and Bridge are affected. Follow the marked detour. 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.
  • 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 River’s Edge is accessible via Western or Gaines

Here's the Facebook post from the City of Davenport:

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