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Posted 6/5/2015

Release no. 15-038


Contact
Joseph Lundh
(309) 794-4527
Joseph.S.Lundh@usace.army.mil

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is revising its Mississippi River Master Plan and is hosting several public scoping open house events to gain public input. Each open house will offer brief overview presentations hourly, informational posters and Corps staff on hand to answer questions about the Master Plan as well as natural resource and recreational opportunities within the Mississippi River Project.

Open houses are being held at the following locations:
 
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Scott Community College
Student Life Center – Door #5
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Thursday, June 18, 2015
2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Center
1780 Stonegate Center Drive
Burlington, Iowa 52601

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Grand River Center
500 Bell St
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Port of Dubuque

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015
2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Town & Country Inn - Ballroom
110 North 54th St
Quincy, Illinois 62305

The Master Plan guides public use and management on 11 Corps operated campgrounds, 22 Corps managed day use areas, and approximately 55,000 acres of federal lands from Guttenberg, Iowa, to Saverton, Missouri, for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes. The Plan revision will begin in July and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2016. Its content will then be made available for public review and comment before the final Plan is released in fall 2016. In addition, the Corps is reviewing a separate but related Mississippi River Shoreline Management Plan for potential revision in 2016. Initial public input on this Plan will be sought throughout this year.

Neither plan addresses navigation (locks, dams and associated infrastructure), flood risk management projects (such as levees and floodwalls), Mississippi River water level management, dredging, channel maintenance or environmental restoration (such as the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program).

For the latest information on the plans, to submit comments, or be added to an email list to receive updates and notifications, please visit www.missriver.org or contact the Mississippi River Project Office by mail at: Mississippi River Project, P.O. Box 534, Pleasant Valley, IA 52767; by email: missrivermp@usace.army.mil; or telephone: (309) 794-4527.