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President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Intermittent Phone Issues

The Corps office and Rock Visitor Center's main phone line is experiencing intermittent phone issues. If you have trouble reaching the Corps at the main office number (641) 828-7522, please try calling via the Pella number (641-628-8690) or the secondary Knoxville line (641- 828-7523). We apologize for any inconvenience. [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

Lock 15 needs unscheduled repair to concrete guidewall

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, which oversees operations and maintenance of Locks and Dam 15, mobilized a maintenance crew to address structural concerns on the downstream guidewall. [Read More]
Published: May-23-17

Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony

IOWA CITY, Iowa –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be hosting the 2017 Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the East Overlook Picnic Area located on the east end of the Coralville Dam. [Read More]
Published: May-15-17

Corps Temporarily Modifies Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoir Water Releases

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, initiated a temporary modification to outflows today at Saylorville and Red Rock reservoirs to preserve flood storage capacity. This also allows the Corps to identify any unknown impacts as it evaluates the modification as a permanent change to the reservoirs’ water control plans. [Read More]
Published: May-08-17

Lake Odessa ribbon cutting celebrates habitat restoration project completion

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with its partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lake Odessa Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project April 6 at 10:30 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17

Corps’ island restoration project begins near Lansing, Iowa

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reminds Mississippi River boating and fishing enthusiasts to exercise caution in and around Mississippi River Pool 9 this summer. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17

Corps Invites Public Comment on Des Moines River Water Control Plan Update

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is in the process of updating the Des Moines River Regulation Manual and is inviting public comment through March 31 from anyone wishing to provide input. A copy of the current manual and a link to a video presentation, used by the Rock Island District during public scoping meetings, can be found at The video and website provide detailed information about proposed updates to the Des Moines River Water Control Plan that includes the Water Control Manuals for Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-17

FREE Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering four different opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Each class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-17
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