Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

The Mississippi River is now closed to all vessel traffic at St. Louis, the result of severe flooding.

The National Weather Service says the river at Davenport reached a level of 21.88 feet by 5 p.m. - the fifth highest level recorded at the spot.

In West Alton, Missouri, 20 miles north of St. Louis, the 500 or so residents were under a voluntary evacuation as the river was expected to crest a half-foot higher than the levee can hold. Damage to residences and outlying areas of Morris and Marseilles are expected at 2 feet prior to that, including numerous secondary roads. "It's fortunately a relatively small area being flooded", Klipsch said.


As of right now, all they have to do is continue to watch the level and forecast. The river's minor flood stage is 10 feet.

This comes after parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa remained underwater after the river tore through a temporary barrier. The building is now filled with inches of water and likely will be for some time.

The city began regular communication with the Ottawa Y, Ottawa High School and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center on Tuesday regarding the flooding and Ottawa High School due to the rising water levels and predicted closing of Green Street.


Heavy rain in MI swamped homes and closed a stretch of a freeway near Detroit, where sandbags were stacked to curb flooding near canals off the Detroit River.

In La Salle, major flooding also is projected. It's expected to crest a little more than a foot under the record at Muscatine, where officials have placed new berms and are diverting downtown traffic.

The National Weather Service's flood warning for much of the area will last through the weekend and, for some, into next week.


Some four blocks of the downtown Davenport were flooded with up to six feet of water, he said.

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