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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for spring rains and snowmelt

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Spring rains and the spring thaw are just around the corner and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is ready to assist Midwest communities with sandbags, plastic sheeting, pumps and engineering expertise. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-11

Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract Pier House Repairs

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District awarded a contract to repair pier houses at Dams 16, 17, 21 and 22 in the cities of Illinois City, Quincy and New Boston, Ill.; as well as New London, Mo. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-11

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reservoirs ready for spring

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In anticipation of spring snowmelt and rainfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is ensuring its three Iowa reservoirs are ready for increased inflows to assist in reducing the risk of downstream flooding. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-11

Melting ice makes Corps lakes unsafe

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – With late winter temperatures beginning to rise and fall, ice-covered areas on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes are unsafe for winter activities. Thin, rotten ice and ice unsupported by lake waters can give way at any time. Venturing onto ice surfaces at Coralville Lake, Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock is extremely hazardous and is not recommended. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-11

Corps Seeks Agricultural Lease Applications at Lake Red Rock Dam

Rock Island, Illinois—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking applications for 16 leases for agricultural purposes in Marion County, Iowa, with a total of approximately 938 acres. The leases are for a five-year term. Applications will be evaluated based upon the highest annual rental proposed. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-11

Army Corps updates Des Moines River flow data

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The results of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ nine-month study to enhance understanding of flooding on the Des Moines River at and below the Corps’ Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock reservoirs show that flood flow frequencies on the Des Moines River have increased. [Read More]
Published: Jan-20-11

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
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