Q. The Mississippi River is on the rise again. What were some of the other high marks for flooding? — Alice, Bettendorf
A. Here are the top-10 flood levels on the Mississippi River recorded in the Quad-Cities:
- 22.63 feet: July 9, 1993
- 22.48 feet: April 28, 1965
- 22.33 feet: April 25, 2001
- 22.00 feet: March 10, 1868
- 21.49 feet: June 16, 2008
- 20.71 feet: April 22, 2011
- 19.66 feet: April 20, 1997
- 19.40 feet: June 27, 1892
- 19.30 feet: April 26, 1969
- 19.24 feet: April 29, 2008
Source: National Weather Service
If you would like to view photo galleries of flooding along the Mississippi River, visit this article online and click on the links.
Q. There are a couple of orange cones along River Drive near McClellan Boulevard that have been there for some time. Why are they there and when will they be taken down? — Karin, Davenport
A. We contacted the city of Davenport to find out. Ron Hocker, the sewers maintenance engineer for the Davenport Public Works Department, responded:
"The cones along the south side of River Dr. near McClellan Blvd. are there as a safety precaution due some broken intake castings. We have scheduled these to be repaired in the near future.
(Also, he said: "I'm not sure which cones you're referring to on Mound St., although they are likely part of the traffic control set up for a sewer repair taking place on 11th St. between Mound and Christie.")
Q. How long will 67th Street be closed? They are working on Interstate 74 and we live right behind them? — Beth, Davenport
A. We contacted the Iowa Department of Transportation to find out. Douglas L. Rick, P.E., the I-74 project manager/area engineer at the District 6 field office in Davenport, responded:
"Veterans Memorial Parkway (previously known as 67th Street) over I-74 will be reopened following the completion of the new bridge and the pavement leading up to it. The contractor’s schedule shows the project being complete by the end of May 2015."