Channel Cat suspends water taxi service due to flooding

Due to rising Mississippi River waters, the Channel Cat Water Taxi service has been suspended until further notice, according to a news release today, July 1. 

This suspension will last until the waters recede to a safe level to operate. 

The National Weather Service is predicting high water in the Quad Cities and the river to crest around the Fourth of July on Thursday. 

The City of Moline closed portions of River Drive today because of water over the road in several spots. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has closed multiple campgrounds, boat ramps and day use areas along the Mississippi River due to flooding. Additional closures are expected later this week and are anticipated to remain in place through the 4th of July holiday.

For the latest on closures, check Recreation.gov.  

Impacted recreation areas include Grant River, Pleasant Creek, Thomson Causeway, Cattail Slough, Andalusia Slough, Clark’s Ferry, Shady Creek, Blanchard Island, Kilpeck Landing, Ferry Landing, Fenway Landing, Bear Creek, Canton Chute, and John Hay.

The water taxi service, which is currently operated by MetroLINK, was launched 29 years ago by River Action on the July 4th weekend of 1995.

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