Davenport's costs for flooding earlier this month that failed to lap at Hesco barriers on River Drive totaled $21,850.

Following heavy rains in late May, the Mississippi River was forecast to go to more than 17 feet, above the flood stage of 15 feet at Lock and Dam 15, but the flood crested about a foot lower than forecast at 16.35 on June 5. Davenport's flood plan is to set flood protection about two feet above the forecast crest.

The costs for the most recent round of flooding includes $18,891 for overtime and the rest for security and equipment, according to Davenport's finance department.

This flood came about two months after the city faced a flood that reached 19.12 feet in April. Costs for fighting that flood totalled $287,548.42. Of that, the city's overtime cost was $136,523.

The Mississippi River was at 12.8 feet Tuesday and forecast to continue falling for the next week.

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