Due to rising river levels the City will close off access to Swan Slough and the boat ramp once the river reaches 19.0’ or comes over Park Drive, which at current forecast will be Sun 6/30 or early Mon 7/1. Expect road closures on 9th St between Hwy 67 and 31st Ave and possibly S. Washington Blvd. as the river crests at the expected 20.0’ around 7/4.
With the high & fast moving river, use of any boat ramp is not advised, so use is at your own risk.
Please don’t drive around barricades, flood waters are dangerous as you can’t see what may be under the water. For more information please see link below on dangers of driving through flooded areas:

Hydrant Flushing Information 2024
Press Release For Hydrant flushig May 20[...]
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PFAS/PFOS Testing Update

Below is a copy of the testing results for the Camanche water supply as it pertains to PFAS/PFOS in the system. We are pleased to annouce that all of the testing came back with no detectable levels of these chemicals. This is due to the operation drawing from our existing deep well (#5) which was recently outfitted with a new and stronger pump. 


Work continues on well #7 which will draw from the same aquifer as well #5. Once functional, the two shallow wells which contain the forever chemicals will be capped and off of the Camanche water system permanently. 

pfas results 4-18-24.pdf
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Blocked RR Crossings

If you encounter any of these RR crossings that have been blocked by a train for an extended period of time, or if you have any other RR issues, please call this number and report the crossing ID on the blue sign.  1-800-716-9132


3rd St                   ID# 865-561D                         7th Ave & 5th St    ID# 865-547H

4th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-544M                         9th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-549W

5th Ave & 5th St   ID# 865-545U                         13th Ave               ID# 865-560W       


This is what the signs look like:




There is a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to discuss the PFAS public notice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / 3M memorandum which was recently released. Click the button below for more information. Please visit the FAQ page for the most up to date information including press releases and other data.

Press Release 6-16-23
Here is a press release regarding an agreement between the City of Camanche and 3M regarding the Camanche Water Supply and corrective actions to improve the water quality in regards to PFAS.
press release 6-16-23.pdf
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Community Profile

The City of Camanche offers the best in small town living to all who treasure it’s “hometown” charm. Located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, Camanche boasts a thriving local school system, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of recreational activities to satisfy all who live and play here. Couple that with Camanche’s proximity to Clinton, and residents are able to  participate in all the events and activities of a larger community, while still living the small town life!


Camanche Depot

Find out more about the Depot and other Parks & Recreation features by using the button below.



Community Center

The City of Camanche Community Center is avaliable to rent.  Discover the facility here.



City of Camanche

Our business hours

Monday - Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

818 7th Avenue
P.O. Box 77
Camanche, Iowa 52730


563-259-9025  FAX

Spring Newsletter 2024
Spring Newsletter 2024.pdf
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Quick Facts

Population: 4,570
County: Clinton
Median Household Income: $50,804
Median Home Price: $119,800
Median Age: 43.8




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