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Corps closes Emergency Operations Centers

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 6) – During the recent spring floods, April 17 through May 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, provided flood-fight supplies and on-the-ground technical assistance to areas along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers and their tributaries. [Read More]
Published: May-06-13

FREE Boat Safety Class – Last of the Season

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the last free boating safety education class of the season on May 11for the Quad City area. The class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Mississippi River Project Office at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: May-04-13

Navigation resumes along Illinois River (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 4) – The Unified Command announced Friday that navigation will resume Saturday morning along a section of the Illinois River that has been closed to river traffic after seven barges broke free from a tow during heavy weather and came to rest against the Marseilles Dam, April 18. [Read More]
Published: May-04-13

Army Corps of Engineers leadership visits operations site at Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 3) – The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Commanding General visited the Marseilles Dam, Thursday, to survey ongoing repair and salvage operations following damage sustained during an incident April 18. [Read More]
Published: May-03-13

Corps provides flood-fight supplies and technical assistance to Quincy, Ill., flood area

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Through the Corps’ Emergency Management mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, provided flood-fight supplies and on-the-ground technical assistance throughout the Quincy, Ill., Flood Area April 18-27 in an effort to fend off the rising Mississippi River and prevent flood-related damages. [Read More]
Published: May-01-13

Salvage operations, damage assessments continue at Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 1) — The Unified Command reported that operations continued at Marseilles Dam, Tuesday, where three partially submerged barges remain. [Read More]
Published: May-01-13

Locks on Upper Mississippi River reopen to navigation

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has reopened Mississippi River locks 16 through 22 after flood waters forced their closure to navigation traffic. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-13

Navigation restrictions remain in place at Marseilles, Starved Rock and Dresden Locks

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 29) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, out of an abundance of caution is maintaining navigation restrictions at Marseilles, Starved Rock and Dresden Island locks on the Illinois Waterway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-13

Salvage operations on remaining barges continue (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 27) – Salvage operations led by the Unified Command continued Saturday to remove the three remaining barges submerged near the Marseilles Dam. [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-13

Salvage operators remove three more barges near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 26) – Salvage operations continued Thursday near the Marseille’s Dam with three more barges being removed. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-13
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