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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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closing Mississippi River locks due to high water

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing three locks on the Mississippi River due to high river levels. The closures are necessary as the Mississippi River overtops lock gates making the locks inoperable. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-11

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for possible nationwide closure of Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Saturday, April 9, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted. [Read More]
Published: Apr-08-11

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds flood-fight training for local responders

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Emergency Management team, is providing flood-fight training to communities along the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 14, Pleasant Valley, Iowa, to Lock and Dam 10, Dubuque, Iowa, at the Clinton Public Works Building, Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-11

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds flood-fight training for local responders

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Emergency Management Team, is providing flood-fight training to Quad City area public works professionals at the Rock Island Public Works Building, Thursday, March 17 at 8 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-11

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
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