Davenport Has Put Its HESCO Barrier Back Up
There's a good chance of some more rain in the weekend forecast.
KCRG reports experts are saying the Mississippi has the potential to rise up past flood levels again, to 18 feet before May is over. So, as a precautionary measure, Davenport crews have put up barriers once again.
Here's the thing: it's the same HESCO barrier that flood waters broke through last month. City officials are confident though, especially because, after an investigation by the barrier's manufacturer, it was determined that the barrier itself was not to blame.
According to KCRG's report, Davenport's public works department has already spent over $1 million on fighting floods this spring.
Here's hoping the waters don't get quite as bad again. Or, if they do, fingers crossed that the barrier holds.