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Posted on: May 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City of Rock Island Flood Preparations

The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River.

The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River. 

City staff is implementing the flood strategy plan as the river rises which includes installing pumps and closing gatewells. 

At this time, there are several water pump discharge hoses that are placed across the Rock Island portion of the bike path.  The hose locations are marked.  Please use caution when crossing over the hoses.  The bike path is also closed at the Moline border.  

18th Avenue at Potter’s Lake will close once the river level hits 16 feet. 

The Sunset Marina fuel dock will remain open to sell fuel.  However, pumpout service will be discontinued at 4:00 PM Sunday.  The dock water and power will remain on.  Temporary walkways for pedestrian access to the 100 and 200 docks have been installed.  

Rock Island follows the National Incident Management System procedures whenever faced with major weather challenges.  The City’s Incident Command Team meets weekly and responds as needed to flooding.

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