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Corps to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement near Keithsburg, Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public meeting and open house July 16 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration at the Keithsburg Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. The event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the New Boston Community Center located at 502 Main St., New Boston, Illinois. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-18

Lake Red Rock Update - July 6, 2018

Please note that the bacteria counts at the North Overlook Beach are now within normal parameters and the beach is no longer posted. Due to rising lake levels, the South Overlook Boat Ramp, Volksweg Trail near the Red Rock Marina, and Whitebreast Beach have been closed. Parking at the Marina Cove is very limited due to the high lake level. There is a moderate amount of floating debris in the lake - please use caution while boating. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information go to www.rivergages.com. For additional information, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at 641-828-7522. Website www.lakeredrock.org. Please be safe on the water: Wear Your Life Jacket! ### [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-18

Lake Red Rock Update - July 5, 2018

Recent bacterial sampling at the North Overlook Beach at Lake Red Rock has shown elevated bacterial counts. Sampling at the beaches is performed weekly by the Corps of Engineers through a contract with Iowa State University. Due to the high readings, the beach will be posted with "Swimming Not Recommended" signs until further testing indicates low bacteria counts. While this week's test results showed high bacterial population at the North Overlook Beach, the main body of the lake had low bacterial counts. Further information on the Corps of Engineers water quality monitoring procedures may be obtained at the Red Rock Visitor Center. Due to rising lake levels, the South Overlook Boat Ramp, Volksweg Trail near the Red Rock Marina, and Whitebreast Beach have been closed. Parking at the Marina Cove is very limited due to the high lake level. There is a moderate amount of floating debris in the lake - please use caution while boating. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information go to www.rivergages.com. For additional information, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at 641-828-7522. Website www.lakeredrock.org. Please be safe on the water: Wear Your Life Jacket! [Read More]
Published: Jul-05-18

Lake Red Rock Update: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Due to rising lake levels, the South Overlook Boat Ramp, Volksweg Trail near the Red Rock Marina, and Whitebreast Beach have been closed. Parking at Marina Cove is very limited due to the high lake level. There is a moderate amount of floating debris in the lake - please use caution while boating. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information go to www.rivergages.com. For additional information, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at 641-828-7522. Website www.lakeredrock.org. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18

Saylorville Lake Closes Additional Areas Due to High Lake Levels and Releases - July 3, 2018

Due to high lake levels and releases, several Saylorville Lake facilities are closed. NW 78th Avenue [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18

Corps to Host Several Public Open House Events for Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting four public open house events to seek input on the Draft Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Feasibility Report with an Integrated Environmental Assessment. The Feasibility Report describes the alternatives considered and makes a recommendation on revisions to the Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual which includes the Water Control Plans for Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock. Proposed updates to the Manual will be discussed during the meetings and District staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss comments, questions and/or concerns regarding the Manual update. [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-18

Saylorville Lake Closures

Due to recent heavy rains, lake levels at Saylorville Lake are rising rapidly.   Lakeview Main and [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-18

Corps Seeking Public Review and Comments Regarding Rehabilitation and Enhancement near Keithsburg, Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is seeking public review and comment regarding a habitat restoration and enhancement project at the Keithsburg Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, near Keithsburg, Illinois. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-18

Corps to Host National Flood Fight Materiel Center -- Industry Day

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting the first National Flood Fight Materiel Center -- Industry Day June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the River Center, 136 East 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. The event will serve as a networking opportunity for those looking for information on flood risk management techniques and flood response related products and services. [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-18

Saylorville Lake Outflows will Affect Des Moines River Levels

The water level at Saylorville Lake has been receding after spring and early summer rainfall in the [Read More]
Published: Jun-14-18
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