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Corps, Partners celebrate 30 year anniversary for Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The Rock Island, St. Paul, and St. Louis Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their partners, will host a ceremony Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. to commemorate 30 years of service for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program. The ceremony will take place at Riverside Park, adjacent to the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-16

Rock Island District Hosts Public Open House to Celebrate 150 Year Anniversary

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, as part of its 150th Anniversary celebration, will host a public open house aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi August 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the vessel is docked at River Heritage Park in downtown Davenport, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Jul-29-16

Bicycle Tour of the Rock Island Arsenal

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Mississippi River Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to bring their bicycles for a tour of historic Arsenal Island. This six-mile ride will be held on Sunday, July 17th from 11:30am – 1:00pm. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-16

Reservable Campsites to Increase at Coralville Lake in 2017

IOWA CITY – The popularity of the campsite reservation program at Coralville Lake has grown significantly in recent years. In response to demand, the Corps of Engineers will add over 100 campsites to the program in 2017. At that time, all sites in Cottonwood, Linder Point, Tailwater East, Tailwater West, West Overlook, Sugar Bottom and Sandy Beach Campgrounds will be available for reservation. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date, but no less than 2 days prior to arrival. Reservations can be made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at (877) 444-6777, going on-line at www.recreation.gov, using a Recreation.gov smartphone app. or making a reservation at any of the campground entrance stations. If a site has not been reserved, it is available for walk-in camping on a first-come, first-serve basis. Based on historical campsite occupancy, it is anticipated that walk-in camping opportunities will be available throughout the recreation season. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-16

Enjoy American's Waterways, Play it Safe and Return Home Alive

IOWA CITY – Before you head out on the water this Independence Day weekend, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to remember to make sure you have proper safety equipment like a life jacket. It’s a safe practice to have a pre boating checklist to ensure that everybody will be safe out on the water. Always remember, life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-16

Learn about Water Safety While Enjoying America's National Past Time

IOWA CITY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be sponsoring a Water Safety Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels Ball Park on June 25th at 6:35 P.M. Baseball enthusiast are encouraged to come out and cheer on the Kernel baseball team and learn more about water safety. Bobber, the Water Safety Dog will be joining Mr. Shucks at the ballpark to throw out the first pitch. The first 250 people who enter the stadium will receive a backpack filled with various water safety items. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-16

Reservable Campsites to Increase at Lake Red Rock in 2017

The popularity of the campsite reservation program at Lake Red Rock has grown significantly in recent years. In response to demand, the Corps of Engineers will expand the program in 2017. At that time, all sites in Howell Station, North Overlook, Wallashuck and Whitebreast campgrounds will be reservable. [Read More]
Published: Jun-14-16

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: Jun-08-16

Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16

Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16
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