Davenport brings down HESCO barriers

DAVENPORT, Iowa - HESCO barriers in Davenport are coming down after more than 90 days.

At Rock Island, the Mississippi River was measured at 17.8 feet early Thursday morning and that is below major flood stage.

With the water now receding, the barriers have been coming down one-by-one since early this week, but it will take some time to get them all removed.

"Obviously they can't all come down in a day with the volume of sand and volume of barriers, we can only deconstruct in the order the water touches the barriers and go backward from there," said Nicole Gleason, Public Works Director for Davenport.

Gleason tells TV 6 the remaining HESCO barriers could be gone by the end of the week.

On May 22nd, the Mississippi River at Davenport crested at a record 22.7 feet.

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