The water at LeClaire Park seems inviting especially on a hot summer day, but health officials say beware.
Larry Linnenbrink with the Scott County Health Department says it's not a question, the water is filled with bacteria.
"Cities above us are releasing sewage into the water because wastewater treatment plants are overflowing."
Keon Marks says he brought his kids to see the flood waters but knows the bacteria can be dangerous.
"Yeah that's why I don't let them touch it."
But Linnenbrink says bacteria is the least of your worries if you go venturing off into the make-shift lake.
"The manhole covers might be off and they can fall in a manhole or the soil might have washed away you can walk in before and then step in a hole and get washed away."
He says it's a tragedy that's taken young lives in the past.
"With all the years I've been here there are some children who have fallen into a storm grate because the grate was gone so it has happened, it's something to be very cautious of if kids are playing in the water so that can easily happen."
But Marks says he's got his kids under control
"It seems like it's pretty safe right now."
Linnenbrink says if you have been in contact with the water and have any kind of cut, it could get infected. You should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
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