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Agricultural Flood Risk in the Iowa-Cedar Basin (FPMS/Silver Jackets Pilot Project)

This pilot study builds upon previous pilot studies conducted by the Iowa Silver Jackets, the Corps and FSA. The previous pilots explored flood risk with a focus on structure losses. Results from those pilots demonstrated that type and location of conservation practices may have an impact on downstream flood stages and damages that may result from those flood stages. This pilot explores whether there are agricultural lands experiencing recurring agricultural damages that have land owner interest and federal interest in conversion to conservation easements. Conservation easements within floodplain areas are reported to reduce downstream flooding, improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.
Published: 9/28/2018

Backlog of Maintenance - Major Rehabilitation and Major Maintenance – Mississippi River & Illinois Waterway Locks And Dams

The Major Rehabilitation and Major Maintenance Program for the Locks and Dams on the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway has been ongoing since 1975. Major rehabilitation consists of reliability or efficiency improvements.
Published: 9/28/2018

Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Flood Risk Management

In June 2008, the City of Cedar Rapids (City), Iowa, was devastated by a flood of record proportions.
Published: 4/27/2017

Coralville Lake, Iowa

Coralville Lake is a multiple purpose project providing primary benefits in flood control and low-flow augmentation with secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest management, and water quality improvement.
Published: 4/27/2017

Des Moines 408 Review

This project is a proposal to raise portions of Des Moines I, II, and III levee systems and to raise and relocate portions of the Southeast Des Moines levee system.
Published: 4/27/2017

Des Moines Recreational River & Greenbelt, Iowa (Recreation)

ContactGreenbelt Program Manager 309-794-5704cemvr-pm-web@usace.army.milLocationFrom Fort Dodge to
Published: 4/27/2017

Des Moines & Raccoon Rivers, Iowa

The Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers Feasibility Report, approved in 2005, recommended the reconstruction of 2.6 miles of levee systems at Birdland Park & Central Place and the improvement of Downtown Closures in existing Des Moines levee systems.
Published: 4/27/2017

Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) - Overview

The Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) evaluates and identifies preferred alternative dredged material placement site(s) using a six-step planning process and, where applicable, a matrix with six evaluation criteria: dredging cost; natural resources; beneficial use of dredged material; recreational resources; cultural resources; and social impacts.
Published: 9/28/2018

Emergency Response/Recovery Actions - Overview

The Rock Island District is prepared to provide all hazard response and recovery assistance under the authority of Public Law (PL) 84-99 and PL 93-288.
Published: 4/27/2017

Floodplain Management Services (FPMS)

The Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program provides a full range of technical services and planning guidance in support of effective floodplain management and flood risk reduction.
Published: 4/27/2017

Iowa Comprehensive Levee Database -Floodplain Management Services (FPMS)

The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive database in support of state-wide floodplain mapping and flood risk management.
Published: 5/1/2017

Iowa Flood Risk Data Inventory - Silver Jackets Pilot Project

The Iowa Flood Risk Data inventory compiles Federal, state, and county metadata from different flood risk data into a single source.
Published: 5/1/2017

Iowa Reservoir Regulation Plan Studies

In 2015, the District conducted an initial assessment and developed alternatives to the current Regulation Plans to manage flood risks along the Des Moines River.
Published: 5/1/2017

Iowa Watersheds Planning Study - Planning Assistance to States (PAS)

In FY17, the District has had an increased interest from entities to identify potential studies within the AOR.
Published: 5/1/2017

Levee Freeboard Forecasting GIS Tool - FPMS

Since 2008, the Rock Island District has produced freeboard estimates for levee systems along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Published: 5/1/2017

Levee Safety Program

Levee systems are part of our nation’s landscape and important to communities because of the benefits they provide.
Published: 5/1/2017

Mississippi River Maintenance Dredging (Operations & Maintenance)

In order to maintain the 9-foot navigation channel, maintenance dredging is performed at various locations in the reach of the Upper Mississippi River in the Rock Island District.
Published: 5/1/2017

National Flood Fight Materiel Center - Overview

Under authority of Public Law 84-99, during flood emergencies the Corps of Engineers may provide tribal, state and local communities with flood fight supplies and equipment.
Published: 5/2/2017

National Levee Database

The National Levee Database (NLD), developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the focal point for comprehensive information about our nation's levees.
Published: 5/2/2017

Planning Assistance to States and Tribes

The Planning Assistance to States and Tribes (PAS&T) Program provides States, counties, local communities and Indian tribes with planning level assistance in addressing a water resources issues and planning needs.
Published: 5/2/2017

Regional Flood Risk Management

In recent years, the Upper Mississippi River watershed has experienced more frequent flooding with higher stages, particularly in the last ten years with major floods occurring in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Published: 5/2/2017

Repairs to Levee Systems/Flood Control Projects - Policy

Corps of Engineers policy regarding repairs to levee systems and flood control projects damaged by floods.
Published: 5/3/2017

Saylorville Lake, Iowa

Saylorville Lake Project including the Big Creek Remedial Works is a multi-purpose project providing primary benefits in flood control and secondary benefits in low-flow augmentation, recreation, environmental stewardship, and water supply.
Published: 5/3/2017

Saylorville Lake, Water Supply

Water supply storage contract with the State of Iowa.
Published: 5/3/2017

Section 1135 Projects (Project Modifications for Improvements to the Environment) - Overview

Section 1135 of the 1986 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Corps of Engineers to determine the need for project modifications in the structures and operations of existing Corps of Engineers projects for the purpose of improving the environment in the public interest.
Published: 5/3/2017

Section 204 Overview

Section 204 of the 1992 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Corps of Engineers to restore, protect, and create aquatic and wetland habitats in connection with construction or maintenance dredging of an authorized navigation project.
Published: 5/3/2017

Section 205 Overview

Section 205, small flood risk management program provides support for local flood risk management by the construction or improvement of structural or non-structural flood risk management measures.
Published: 5/3/2017

Section 206 Overview

Section 206 of the 1996 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Secretary to carry out an aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection project.
Published: 5/3/2017

Section 408 Program

The Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and codified in 33 USC 408 (commonly referred to as “Section 408”) authorizes the Secretary of the Army, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers of the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), to grant permission for the alteration or occupation or use of a civil works project provided the Secretary determines that the activity will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Published: 5/3/2017

Shoreline Management on Mississippi River

In 1989, the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was developed and implemented as guidance for the management, protection and preservation of the Mississippi River's environment, while allowing a balanced use of the shoreline.
Published: 5/3/2017

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Upper Mississippi River Restoration

The UMRR Program was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 and continuously authorized by WRDA 99.The program consists of two primary elements: habitat rehabilitation projects, and systemic monitoring and research. Some of the key provisions of the Program are: 1) it is a continuing authority; 2) the total authorized annual funding amount is $33,170,000; and 3) the requirement for a Report to Congress every six years to evaluate the Program and document progress and its accomplishments, identify systemic habitat needs, and recommend adjustments as needed.
Published: 5/4/2017

Upper Mississippi River -Illinois Waterway System Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP)

Point of Contact: Regional Program Manager Phone: 309-794-5593 Email: cemvr-pm-web@usace.army.mil
Published: 5/4/2017

Upper Mississippi River Watershed Project

Contact Project Manager 309-794-5690LocationUpper Mississippi River BasinDescriptionThe Great Flood
Published: 5/4/2017