Flooding suspends Channel Cat operations

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Channel Cat water taxi photo from gogreenmetro.com

A week after it opened for the 2013 season, operators have suspended the Channel Cat water taxi on the Mississippi River.

Channel Cat operations were suspended Friday, May 31, 2013 due to rising river levels and the forecast for flooding.

The Channel Cat takes passengers between four Quad Cities stops along the Mississippi River.

Officials originally said the suspension was expected to last two or three days, but in an updated statement Monday, June 3, they said the suspension was extended and regular service would not resume until it was deemed safe.  There was no date announced for service to resume.

The suspended service also means the Channel Cat Talk scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 has been cancelled.

For more information and schedules for the Channel Cat water taxi, click here.