Flooding forces Channel Cat to remain docked

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Channel Cat water taxi photo from gogreenmetro.com

A week after service was suspended for flooding on the Mississippi River, the Channel Cat still could not run because of high water.

“The Channel Cat Water Taxi Service has been suspended due to high river levels and flooding causing unsafe operating conditions,” said a spokesperson for MetroLINK, which operates the service.

It was unclear when the Channel Cat service would resume.

Flooding makes conditions on the Mississippi River too dangerous for pleasure craft including the Channel Cat.

Service was similarly suspended a week after their season opened in 2013,

The Channel Cat passenger ferryboat has four local ports:

Bettendorf:  Bettendorf Landing – Isle of Capri Casino

Davenport:  Davenport Landing – Village of East Davenport Landing

Moline:  Ben Butterworth Parkway at Celebration Pier

Moline:  John Deere Commons Landing

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