Davenport negotiates trade-off between river views and flooding
May 5, 2008
As the Quad Cities deal with the fourth major flood in two decades
, the US Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the Mississippi River, is answering questions about why Davenport doesn't have a floodwall. It's the only major city between Minneapolis and St. Louis without one, but city officials say that a floodwall would inhibit the river view and take away one of the area's main tourist attractions.
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last revised May 2008