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Coralville Lake Begins Drawdown

Iowa City, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District started lowering Coralville Reservoir on March 10 as part of its annual drawdown. The process of dropping the level of the reservoir by four feet in the spring is done in accordance with the operation plan to increase storage capacity in the reservoir. The target elevation of 679 mean sea level should be reached by March 16 or 17. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-18

Corps to Host Open House to Discuss Steamboat Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

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 Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house March 26 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in Mississippi River Pool 14 near Steamboat Island. The public open house is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center in Rock Creek Park at 3942 291st St. Camanche, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-18

Temporary Closure to Smith's Island Recreation Area

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will be temporarily closing Smith's Island Recreation Area at Lock and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for environmental restoration work beginning on March 12. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-18

FREE Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering multiple opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Each class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification. [Read More]
Published: Mar-03-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishes request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today published in the Federal Register its request for proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material. [Read More]
Published: Feb-09-18

Government Shutdown Impacts Lake Red Rock Facilities

The Lake Red Rock Project Office and Visitor Center are closed as a result of the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has also closed all Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide including those at Lake Red Rock as a result of the federal government shutdown. Reservoir operations of water control features at Lake Red Rock will continue to operate as normal. [Read More]
Published: Jan-22-18

Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch 2018

Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing. Our annual Bald Eagle Watch, a part of the Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend Festival held in Muscatine, Iowa, will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Jan-16-18

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: Jan-03-18

Lock and Dam #18 Public Access Closing

Muscatine, IA - The Lock and Dam #18 public viewing and overlook area will be closed from December 1, 2017 through March 10, 2018. Construction activities during this time prevent public access. The Henderson Creek Boat Ramp located just south of Lock and Dam #18 will remain open for public access. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

Corps to maintain fall water levels at Lake Red Rock through February

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Based on a request from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a temporary deviation to Lake Red Rock’s authorized water control plan which will result in the lake being held at fall levels from December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Dec-13-17
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