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Posted on: May 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Rock Island Flood Preparations

Bike Path Flood Hoses

The City of Rock Island continues to prepare for the rising Mississippi River.

The City of Rock Island continues to prepare 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.  Portions of the bike path are also closed due to the high water and will remain closed until the river level falls below 16 feet.

18th Avenue at Potter’s Lake is closed.

The Sunset Marina fuel dock will remain open to sell fuel.  However, pumpout service is discontinued.  The dock water and power will remain on.  Temporary walkways for pedestrian access to the 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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