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Army Corps of Engineers and City of Des Moines complete Central Place Levee

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Des Moines invite the public to help celebrate the substantial completion of the Central Place Levee in Des Moines with a ribbon cutting ceremony, November 7 at 10 a.m. The ceremony is being held adjacent to the Levee at the end of College Avenue in Des Moines. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-12

Corps sends dewatering experts to New York for Hurricane Sandy recovery

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is deploying a team of engineers today to New York to support the Corps’ dewatering assistance to the state. [Read More]
Published: Oct-30-12

Mississippi River Visitor Center Announces Temporary Closure

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 will be closed Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6 from 9:00am-5:00pm and Wednesday, November 7th from 9:00am-12:30pm. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web site gets new look; Web links changing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is migrating its public Web site (www.mvr.usace.army.mil) and all its Web pages to a new look and Web hosting platform on Thursday, 25 October. [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-12

24th Annual Mississippi River Eco-Meet

Pleasant Valley, IA - October 18thThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River Project will [Read More]
Published: Oct-09-12

Historic Clock Tower Tour

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 come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad City landmark for over 100 years! Waiting at the top is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River.Visitors are invited to join this tour on Saturday October 20th, at 10:00am. The tour will be approximately1½ hours long and be guided by a Visitor Center Park Ranger. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-12

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

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 a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island.This six-mile ride will be held on Saturday, October 13th, from 9:30-11:30am. Historic points of interest include Colonel Davenport’s Home, the old Moline Lock, Arsenal Quarters #1, the Confederate Cemetery, and many more. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-12

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Thomson Causeway

Thomson, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will be hosting the annual Trick-or-Treat in the Park on Saturday, October 20th, from 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. at the Thomson Causeway Recreation Area. Trick-or-Treat in the Park is a fun fall program started several years ago by avid campers looking to celebrate the Halloween season. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-12

Corps lakes providing water supply and water quality releases due to drought

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently operating its three Iowa reservoirs for drought conditions. With significantly decreased inflows, Saylorville Lake at Des Moines, Iowa; Lake Red Rock at Knoxville, Iowa; and Coralville Lake at Iowa City, Iowa; continue to release water to provide water supply and water quality for communities and utility needs downstream of the reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-12

Corps responds to Hurricane Isaac

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is sending a team of volunteers to support the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division’s response to Hurricane Isaac. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-12
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