Davenport is the tentative choice for a mayor’s summit this summer on flooding. The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation is helping organize the symposium. Dan Ray, the foundation’s director of conservation programs, says it would bring up to 50 city leaders from several states together to understand how river flooding is changing, and to talk about important things communities can do to reduce flood risks. The McKnight Foundation is a philanthropic group which donated more than five million dollars last year toward river conservation and revitalization.Davenport saw millions of dollars damage in the latest flood. The city’s mayor has asked the city council to pay for a 400-thousand dollar study of a removable floodwall, which may run 7-million dollars. The summit is tentatively planned for July.
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