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Businesses Looking For Drop In River Level

After more than 80 days of the Mississippi River being above flood stage, businesses in Dubuque are excited to finally see that river levels are dropping. The Port of Dubuque Marina hasn’t had a boat in its’ docks yet this year due to the flood gates being closed. Facilities supervisor Dan Kroger says when the docks are empty the marina doesn’t make much money, but it also means it’s not spending money either.
The city of Dubuque subsidizes the marina each year. Kroger says the high water is actually saving the city money. The river needs to get down below 17 feet and continue to drop for the gates to be open. As of Monday night the river was at 18.5 feet, which is considered moderate flood stage. Kroger hopes the gates will open either Friday or Saturday.

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