Residents along some Davenport streets were warned to expect minor flooding starting the week after Easter.
The Mississippi River was at 13.1 feet on Friday morning, April 18th, 2014. The river is now predicted to reach 14.8 feet Tuesday, April 22, 2014, according to the National Weather Service.
Minor flooding happens when the river reaches 15 feet at Davenport according to the National Weather Service. Moderate flooding happens when the river reaches 16 feet there.
“At this time, National Weather Service predictions indicate there is a 50 to 90% chance river levels will reach 16 feet between April 22nd and May 4th and a 10 to 49% chance they will surpass 16 feet,” the city statement said.
To prepare for expected flooding, Davenport Public Works activated the city’s flood plan Thursday, April 16.
Crews have not closed South Concord Street yet, but they could close the street this weekend. The stretch of S. Concord that closes may expand later as waters rise.
People who live along S. Concord and on Enchanted Island have been warned of the flood predictions, and the city is offering sand bags to those who request them. Trash pickup will also be impacted at homes affected by the flooding and road closures.
“Drivers should be alert when driving in these areas over the next couple of weeks,” the city statement said.