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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for spring rains and snowmelt runoff

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Spring rains and the spring thaw are upon us and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is gearing up to assist Midwest communities with engineering expertise and flood-fight supplies. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14

Red Rock Hydroelectric Project developers choose construction firm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Boards of Directors of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) have approved moving forward with the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project and have chosen Ames Construction, Inc., as the general contractor. The hydroelectric plant will be built at the existing Red Rock Dam along the Des Moines River near Pella, Iowa. With a nameplate capacity of 36.4 megawatts, it will be the second largest hydroelectric plant in the State of Iowa. It will be capable of meeting the electrical needs of about 18,000 homes. At certain times of the year, when water is plentiful, the plant will be capable of generating up to 55 megawatts of power. “Since we first announced our intentions to build the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project in 2011, we have been working our way through an intense, time-consuming regulatory process with state and federal agencies,” said MRES CEO Tom Heller. [Read More]
Published: Mar-30-14

Corps Accepting Picnic Shelter Reservations

Dubuque, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that it is taking picnic shelter reservations for the 2014 recreation season. Grant River and Blanding Landing Recreation Areas have picnic shelters for use. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-14

Grant River Recreation Season Opens for 2014 Season

Dubuque, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the opening of Grant River Recreation Area on April 11, 2014. Grant River Recreation Area is located on the shores of the Mississippi River three miles south of Potosi, Wisconsin. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-14

Earth Day/Park Clean Up Scheduled

Dubuque, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that a special Earth Day/Park Clean Up will take place Sunday April 27, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m at Grant River Recreation Area near Potosi, WI. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-14

Free Boating Safety Class

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering a free boating safety education class. The class will be held on March 29th and will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-14

Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation - OPEN HOUSE

The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR) on a feasibility study identifying and investigating ecosystem restoration opportuinities within Pool 14. The proposed study is located between river mile 513.0-515.5 in the southern portion of Clinton County and includes Beaver Island, Beaver Slough, Grass Slough, and Lower Lake. An open house addressing the initiation of the Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study will be held March 26, 2014 between 6 and 8 pm at the Erickson Center, 1401 11th Ave N, Clinton, IA.. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-14

FREE Boating Safety Class - March 15

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering a free boating safety education class. The class will be held on March 15th and will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-14

FREE Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering five different opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: March 15th, March 29th, April 12th, April 26th, and May 17th 2014. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-14

Last Weekend for Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-14
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