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Lake Red Rock Drawdown Extended

This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, reduced Lake Red Rock’s reservoir pool level to elevation 732 mean sea level from 742 msl in preparation for flood recovery work. This drawdown was made to expose Tainter gate cable attachment hardware, which is underwater at normal reservoir levels, to enable replacement of the lifting cables. The ten-foot drawdown was originally scheduled to be completed in mid-December. However, due to a contract modification for cable replacement, the drawdown has been extended to February 12, 2011. [Read More]
Published: Dec-07-10

Corps Seeks Public Comment on Environmental Assessment for Hickory Ridge

Knoxville, Iowa – The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has released the Environmental Assessment titled Lake Red Rock Master Plan Supplement for the Hickory Ridge Acquisition and Reclassification of Adjacent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Managed Land, Marion County, Iowa, for public review and comment. The public comment period will end December 22, 2010. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-10

Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-29-10

Corps permits may be needed for flood damage repairs

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., – As repairs to property damaged by 2010 flooding takes place, the first thing that comes to mind may be obtaining the proper building permits. There is one permit that is often overlooked, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit. [Read More]
Published: Oct-04-10

Regional Flood Risk Management Team meets in Moline, Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal, state and local agencies are conducting a meeting of the Regional Flood Risk Management Team (RFRMT) on October 15, at the Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill. The meeting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Blackhawk Conference Room. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-10

Waubonsie Creek Restoration Project Creates Fish Passage

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the beginning of construction with a ground breaking ceremony for the Waubonsie Creek Restoration Project, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-10

Lockport Controlling Works rehabilitation to begin

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), celebrate the beginning of construction with a ground breaking ceremony for the Lockport Stage II, Controlling Works project, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-03-10

Lake Red Rock Outflow Reduced for Dive Inspection

On Sept. 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will begin reducing outflow from the Lake Red Rock Dam in preparation for a dive inspection of the structure. [Read More]
Published: Sep-03-10

Cedar Rapids flood risk study draft report available for public review and comment

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, has completed the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management Project Feasibility Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment, Public Review Draft. This document presents the evaluation of flood risk management alternatives for the City of Cedar Rapids. The report is available for public review and comment for a 30-day period beginning Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 30, 2010. [Read More]
Published: Sep-01-10

Saylorville Lake crest gates in need of repair; no impact to outflows

Des Moines, Iowa -- (July 19, 2010) A thorough U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ inspection of Saylorville Lake’s inflatable pneumatic crest gates following the recent flood event has determined that the air bladders used to lift the gates are experiencing separation of the rubber ply layers resulting in the loss of an airtight seal. [Read More]
Published: Jul-20-10
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