Record-High Mississippi River Cresting Has Flooded Downtown Davenport, Iowa05:20


The Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, is cresting today at the highest level ever recorded. A temporary flood barrier gave way Tuesday afternoon, quickly flooding a large section of the city's downtown. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speak with Mayor Frank Klipsch about the flooding, and the city's use of temporary flood barriers rather than a levee or floodwall.

This segment aired on May 3, 2019.

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