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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Rock Island Flood Preparations

Bike Path Flood Hoses

The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River. 

City staff is implementing the flood strategy plan as the river rises which includes installing pumps and closing gatewells.

Several water pump discharge hoses will be placed across the Rock Island portion of the bike path on Thursday, October 3rd.  The hose locations will be marked.  Please use caution when crossing over the hoses.  Portions of the bike path will be closed due to the high water and will remain closed until the river level falls below 16 feet.

18th Avenue at Skafidas Parkway will be closed on Friday, October 4th.

The Sunset Marina fuel dock will remain open to sell fuel.  However, pumpout service will be discontinued on Friday, October 4th.  The dock water and power will remain on.  The lower road will be closed to vehicle traffic and temporary walkways for pedestrian access to the docks will be installed. 

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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