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Posted 6/28/2018

Release no. 18-042


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting four public open house events to seek input on the Draft Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Feasibility Report with an Integrated Environmental Assessment.  The Feasibility Report describes the alternatives considered and makes a recommendation on revisions to the Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual which includes the Water Control Plans for Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock. 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 Manual update.

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

  • Jul. 31 - Johnston Public Library, Johnston, Iowa, 3 - 7 p.m.
    Presentations at 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 1 - Central College Graham Annex Building, Pella, Iowa, 3 - 7 p.m.
    Presentations at 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 2 - Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, Iowa, 3 - 7 p.m.
    Presentations at 3:15 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 7 - Town and Country Inn and Suites, Quincy, Illinois, 3 - 6 p.m.
    Presentation at 4:30 p.m.

For those unable to attend the public meeting, the presentation can be viewed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/RockIslandDistrictUSACE on July 31 starting at 3:15 p.m.

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/. 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. Comment period ends August 17, 2018.

 

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Corps of Engineers Des Moines River open house Regulation Manual