Flood forecast improves, River Drive expected to remain open

The Mississippi River reached moderate flood stage in the Quad Cities on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

The flood waters have reached LeClaire Park in Davenport. The water continues to get closer to the seats near the band shell.

City crews have also put up the flood wall at Modern Woodmen Park. Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke says the city set up the flood wall just as a precaution. He is not worried about the water getting much higher. As of Tuesday morning, the Mississippi River was expected to crest at just 16.3 feet on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, according to the National Weather Service.

Clarke also says the city does not expect to close River Drive due to the flooding. In Davenport though, South Concord Street is currently closed, and so is the road that leads into Credit Island Park.

In Rock Island, 18th Avenue is currently closed at Potter's Lake. In Moline, public works crews say they do not believe they will have to close down any portions of River Drive either.

To see whether your county is currently under a flood warning, click here.

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