© 2022 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 105.7 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Government

Davenport Responds as River Flows into Downtown

dav_river_drive_flood_detour_april_2_0001.jpg
submitted
/
City of Davenport, Iowa

Davenport Public Works employees continue to follow the city's flood plan, closing streets and buildings as the Mississippi River rises.

public_works_director_nicole_gleason_davenport_submitted.jpg
Credit submitted / City of Davenport, Iowa
/
City of Davenport, Iowa
Nicole Gleason, Davenport Public Works Director & Assistant City Administrator

Nicole Gleason, Public Works Director, says River Drive at Rockingham Road will probably be closed tomorrow.

In addition, Union Station is closed, and River's Edge will be closed very soon because the parking lot will be completely inundated.

And the Freight House Farmer's Market will not be open this Saturday.

The Davenport Compost Facility will close tomorrow afternoon. Large loads of yard waste may be taken to the Scott Area Landfill near Buffalo. 

Residents and business owners may continue to pick up sandbags at 232 South Marquette at in the rear. Gleason says most people affected by the high water are familiar with what to do. Some of them have pumps they'll start running, and one business has even bought Hesco baskets to fill with sand and make its own levee.

img_4190e_davenport_flood_credit_island_road.jpg
Credit submitted / City of Davenport, Iowa
/
City of Davenport, Iowa
Davenport's Credit Island

Davenport's Credit Island is already closed, but employees had to board up the lodge windows to prevent debris from breaking them.

The River Bandits will play in Burlington on Thursday and Friday instead of Modern Woodmen Park.

After this weekend, Gleason says they'll decide whether to host games during the Bandits' next scheduled homestand.

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media and trains interns.