Peoria Public Works Remain Prepared for Flooding

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As rainfall continues Peoria City officials have some good news for Riverfront businesses and residents.

Peoria Public Works says it will no longer need to set up sandbags along the waterfront to reduce flooding

The Illinois River was originally expected to reach more than 29 feet as early as Thursday, but that estimate has decreased. The news is a relief for many.

 “We had a quick short meeting, and it was just about how we don’t have to do anything. So we’re still prepared and we have sandbags ready to go, but we’re not going to be doing anything at this point in time,” said Asst. Dir. Of Peoria Public Works Sie Maroon.

The river is expected to only reach 23 point 3 feet.

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