The Rock Island District, located in the heartland of the United States, is responsible for flood risk management on one of the world's largest inland waterway systems and its tributaries. If you don't find what you're looking for on this site, please e-mail or call the Rock Island District using the Points of Contact link in the index.
About the District...The Rock Island District has been serving the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley for more than 140 years. Headquartered in the Quad Cities since 1892, the District is one of the six districts that make up the Mississippi Valley Division. There are approximately 350 employees working at District headquarters and approximately 550 employees working in the field operating and maintaining the navigation system, our reservoirs and our recreation sites.
The District administers federal water resource programs in a 78,000 square-mile area on five river basins. This area encompasses the eastern two-thirds of Iowa, the northern half of Illinois and portions of southern Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the northeast corner of Missouri. The area includes 314 miles of the Mississippi River, 269 miles of the Illinois Waterway and their tributaries, and 197,000 acres of federal land.
Our missions include:
- Flood Risk Management
- Environmental Protection and Restoration
- Emergency Management
- Water Supply
- Support for Others
- Military Programs