It's no secret that the Mississippi River is on the rise here in the Quad Cities. A fun summer attraction that gets you on the river and a chance to explore our community in a fun way has suspended its operations for now.

The popular Channel Cat Water Taxi has put a pause to its operations. When the Mississippi River is high, it's not very safe for anyone to be boating on the mighty Mississippi River. Until the river goes down to a safe level, it looks like we'll have to take our cars or bus over the several bridges we have here.

Channel Cat Suspends Operations Until Further Notice

In a press release sent out over the weekend, MetroLINK announced that due to rising Mississippi River waters, the Channel Cat Water Taxi service has been suspended until further notice.

This suspension will last until the waters recede to a safe level to operate. The City of Davenport gave a quick update to their flood response on Sunday, too.

The latest National Weather Service forecast has upped the Mississippi River's timing and crest at Lock and Dam 15 to 19.2 FT on July 6. With the change in forecast and arriving conditions, the flood detour expanded in Davenport on the east beginning late Sunday evening.

As a reminder, Davenport residents impacted to stage 19 FT needing sand and sandbags should call 563.326.7923 to request supplies, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Flood detour map below:

City of Davenport
City of Davenport

Find other resources for property owners impacted by forecast river levels at  A full update will be released today (Monday).

Please refer to the Channel Cat’s Facebook page for updates.

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