Pool 16

Today, I had to go to the county building in Davenport.  So I took a detour up the bluff to Riverview Terrace, a city park in Davenport.

http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?path=detail&id=63

Here are some pictures I took, both of the Mississippi River, and of a couple of grand houses right behind the park.

Downtown Davenport view of river
Downtown Davenport view of river

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And on the city of Davenport’s web site, they have a gallery of pictures on their home page and many of them are of the river.
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Lock and Dam 15

I traveled down river a bit to Davenport, Iowa, today and took some pictures at a public viewing area right down stream of lock and dam 15 (so technically I was in pool 16).  There were quite a few anglers there, must be good fishing in those turbulent waters right below the roller dam.  The water was up and moving very fast.  There is a step down viewing area and as you can see by the pictures, it was flooded.  The water is not over the levee in downtown Davenport.  The river is expected to crest Saturday right below flood stage.

Here is another view of the steps:

Check back in later and I will see if I have figured out my new camera yet.  I took the above with my Razr cell phone.