Quad Cities Region Feeling Effects of Rising Mississippi River

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Recreation areas along the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities area are closed due to flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has closed multiple campgrounds, boat ramps and day use areas. Additional closures are expected later this week and are expected to remain in place through the July 4th holiday.

The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River. The city is implementing the flood plan, includes installing pumps and closing gatewells. Water pump discharge hoses are being placed across the Rock Island portion of the bike path. The Sunset Marina fuel dock will be closed and Sunset Drive from 31st Avenue to the Park Shelter and Skafidas Parkway will be shut down by the end of the week. “The Red, White and Boom!” event and fireworks display on July 3rd in downtown Rock Island and Davenport will be postponed due to flooding. A new date hasn’t been released.

***Courtesy of Total Traffic News***

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