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Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works & Denkmann Elementary Celebrate America’s Great Outdoors

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Sept. 26, 2011) The media is invited to join the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, as she visits the Mississippi River Visitor Center, Wednesday, Sept. 28, to help celebrate America’s Great Outdoors with sixty 4th-grade students from Denkmann Elementary School, Rock Island, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-11

Public Invited to Corps of Engineers open house

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Aug. 29, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Shell Rock River Watershed District invite the public to attend an open house for the Freeborn County Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study from 6 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, at the Albert Lea High School Auditorium, 2000 Tiger Lane Albert Lea, Minn. [Read More]
Published: Aug-29-11

Corps of Engineers hosts ribbon cutting at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Aug. 24, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, Saturday, Aug., 27 at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-11

Missouri RiverEnergy Services Announces Plans to Build Hydro Facility

SIOUX FALLS , S.D. - Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has announced its intent to proceed with [Read More]
Published: Aug-19-11

Army Corps of Engineers christens Motor Vessel Rock Island

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Aug 4, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to join the Mayor of Rock Island and the Corps for a christening ceremony of its newest vessel, the Motor Vessel Rock Island, on August 9 at 1 p.m., at Locks and Dam 15 on Rock Island Arsenal. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-11

Rising Mississippi River Requires Extra Caution and Water Safety

Rock Island, Ill. -- (July 29, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project reminds everyone to be careful around the rising waters of the Mississippi River. With large rainfall amounts to the north, the Mississippi River is rising quickly and many people who recreate on the River may not be prepared for high water this time of year. In the Quad City area, the river is forecasted to reach flood stage Friday evening and remain over flood stage throughout the weekend. Areas below the Quad Cities will also see River levels rise as the crest moves downriver over the next several days. [Read More]
Published: Jul-29-11

Lake Red Rock pool continues to rise as inflows increase

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – Recent heavy rainfall and increased inflow into Lake Red Rock from its 12,323-square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River is causing the pool level to rise. Pending additional heavy rainfall, the pool is expected to peak at approximately 761.6 feet on June 3, and then begin to fall. [Read More]
Published: May-26-11

Corps returns Lake Red Rock and Saylorville Lake to normal operations

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – As flood waters slowly recede on the Lower Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming normal operations at its reservoirs located on the Des Moines River, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: May-05-11

Corps cuts Lake Red Rock and Saylorville Lake outflows to support Lower Mississippi River flood fighting efforts

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – With the possibility of a flood of record on the Lower Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a region-wide plan to reduce outflows from reservoirs located on tributaries to the Mississippi River. All Corps of Engineers reservoirs with the ability to impact Lower Mississippi River flood stages are evaluating water releases to minimize impacts to communities along the River. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-11

Corps Cuts Lake Red Rock Outflows to Reduce Mississippi River Flood Stages

ROCK ISLAND, ILL. -- Recent heavy rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River basin continues to raise river levels along the Mississippi River. In an effort to reduce river stages and minimize impacts to Mississippi River communities downstream from the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers, Lake Red Rock outflows are being reduced. By tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, Lake Red Rock outflows will be reduced from approximately 19,600 to 5,000 cubic feet per second1 and the Lake will be begin to store water. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-11
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