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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 https://go.usa.gov/xXqmx. 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

Corps to Host Open House to Discuss Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house Feb. 21 to discuss an ecosystem restoration plan for the Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. The public open house will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Erickson Center at 1401 11th Ave. in Clinton, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Feb-15-17

Nominations Being Accepted for Coralville Lake Veterans Trail Dedication

CORALVILLE, Iowa - Every Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans by placing their names at various sites along the Coralville Lake Veterans Trail. The organizations are accepting nominations to honor veterans for outstanding service. [Read More]
Published: Feb-14-17

Saylorville Lake Eagle Watch

Come watch the eagles soar around Saylorville Lake! Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Driving Tour Viewing locations around Saylorville Lake [Read More]
Published: Feb-13-17

Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will host the fourth annual Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. Outdoor eagle watching will be available at Coralville Lake below the dam at Tailwater West. Co-hosts for the event are the Iowa City Bird Club, Iowa Audubon and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Program. This event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-17

Corps Seeks Agricultural Lease Applications at Red Rock Dam and Lake Red Rock Project

Rock Island, Illinois—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is seeking applications for one, five-year agricultural lease. Applications will be evaluated based upon the highest annual rental proposed. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-17

Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch 2017

Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing and activities. The annual Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch will take place Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Jan-25-17

Corps to Host Several Public Open House Events for Des Moines River Water Control Plan Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting four public open house events to seek input on updating the Des Moines River Regulation Manual which includes the Water Control Manual for Saylorville Lake and Red Rock Lake. Proposed updates to the Manual will be discussed during the meetings and District staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss comments, questions and/or concerns regarding the Water Control Plan update. [Read More]
Published: Jan-19-17

Brig. Gen. Toy appointed to Mississippi River Commission

President Barack Obama recently appointed Brigadier General Mark Toy as a member of the Mississippi River Commission. MRC appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: Jan-12-17
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