Rising Mississippi floods LeClaire Park

2013-04-18T12:25:00Z 2013-04-18T18:59:04Z Rising Mississippi floods LeClaire ParkBrian Wellner The Quad-City Times

The rising Mississippi River flooded much of Davenport's LeClaire Park by noon today.

Steven Sager of Davenport rode his bicycle to a portion of the LeClaire Park bandshell seating area that was still dry to take pictures of the flood to send to his friend in Oregon.

"This is not as bad as when I was a youngster in '65," Sager said of the 1965 Mississippi River flood. He was 9 at the time and recalled filling sandbags in Clinton.

This time the Mississippi is expected to crest this weekend at 20.2 feet.

This morning a Davenport city crew was putting up a flood wall around Modern Woodmen Park. Flood walls were being erected around the LeClaire Park area. 



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