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Posted on: October 9, 2018

City of Rock Island Flood Preparations and Closures

Flood Wall Installation

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 until 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  However, pumpout service has already been discontinued.  The dock water and power will remain on.  Temporary walkways for pedestrian access to the docks have been installed.  

Sunset Park will be closed to drive-through traffic by the end of today.

The temporary flood panels will be installed at Schwiebert Riverfront Park today and tomorrow.  The boat docks at Schwiebert Park will be closed during the flood.

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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