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Posted 1/19/2017

Release no. 17-004


Contact
Jim Homann
(309)-794-5704
james.d.homann@usace.army.mil

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.  

Times and locations for the four public scoping open houses are as follows:

  • Jan. 31 - Johnston Public Library, Johnson, Iowa, 2 - 4 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.
    Presentations at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 1 - Central College Graham Annex Building, Pella, Iowa, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
    Presentations at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 2 - Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, Iowa, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
    Presentations at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 3 - Town and Country Inn and Suites, Quincy, Illinois, 2  - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Presentations at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. 

The Des Moines River Regulation Manual revision process will begin after public scoping has taken place. A draft is anticipated to be available for public review in early 2018. Public meeting attendees who sign up to receive direct updates will receive notification of availability by mail or email. The final Water Control Plan is anticipated to be completed in September 2018.  

For up-to-date information on the revision process, to view the current plan, to submit comments or be added to an email list to receive updates and notifications, visit: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/About/Offices/Programs-and-Project-Management/Des-Moines-River-Water-Control-Plan-Update/. Online comment submission will be available starting January 31, 2017. Public comments may also be submitted by mail to: Rock Island District, Attn: PM-M, P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61204-2004; by email to PublicInvolvement@usace.army.mil; or by telephone at: (309) 794-5704.

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