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Spring rains bring July flooding to Modern Woodmen Park

Quad Cities River BanditsThis has been one of the wettest seasons on record, and all that rain is causing some serious Mississippi River flooding — with Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League), prepped for the water.

In and of itself, Modern Woodmen Park is very protected from the rising levels of the Mississippi River: renovations created a berm on the river side, and in recent years and the team and the city have constructed a walkway system where bridges, so to speak, connect the ballpark to higher ground used for parking.

See for yourself:

This happens regularly, of course. Still, it’s pretty awesome to see the flood-management tools in action, especially when the river is expected to crest early tomorrow morning. The River Bandits have a weekend series beginning tomorrow; no games are expected to be impacted.


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