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Corps begins structure inventory and surveying along Keith Creek

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Beginning Nov. 14, four employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will conduct a structure inventory along the Keith Creek main stem as part of the Keith Creek and Alpine Dam Feasibility Study. The Corps will survey elevations and take notes and photographs of structures. This study is being conducted in partnership with the City of Rockford. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled for completion in several weeks. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-11

Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

VICKSBURG, Miss. – In a formal change of command ceremony, Major General Michael J. Walsh will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Major General John W. Peabody, Thursday, November 10. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Acting Chief of Engineers, Major General Merdith “Bo” Temple, and will take place at 10 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center. [Read More]
Published: Nov-08-11

Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-11

Army Corps and City of Cedar Rapids host open house to discuss flood risk project

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Cedar Rapids invites the public to attend an open house for the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management Project, Nov. 16, at the African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. The purpose of the open house is to provide a status update on the East Side Flood Risk Management project and to solicit public input. [Read More]
Published: Nov-01-11

Army Corps of Engineers and City of Des Moines complete Birdland Park Levee

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Des Moines invite the public to help celebrate the substantial completion of the Birdland Park Levee in Des Moines with a ribbon cutting ceremony, November 15 at 3 p.m. The ceremony is being held next to the Saylor Road closure gate structure, at the northwest corner of Union Park (intersection of Saylor Road and Guthrie Avenue). [Read More]
Published: Nov-01-11

Corps of Engineers awards contract, dredging to begin at Sunset Marina

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $101,607.25 contract to conduct Mississippi River maintenance dredging operations at Sunset Marina and Boat Harbor in Rock Island, Ill. [Read More]
Published: Oct-28-11

Army Corps of Engineers and Iowa DNR celebrate completion of Ventura Marsh

Ventura, Iowa - (Oct. 26, 2011) The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources invite the public to help celebrate the completion of the Ventura Marsh Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project in Ventura with a ribbon cutting ceremony, November 1 at 1 p.m. The ceremony is being held at the Ventura Community Center at 4 North Weimer Street in Ventura. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-11

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits Dubuque to celebrate 25th Anniversary of the Environmental Management Program

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Sept. 23, 2011) The media is invited to join the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration-Environmental Management Program (UMRR-EMP). [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-11

Army Corps hosts public meeting to discuss Keithsburg Reach Dredge Material Placement Site Expansion

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - (Oct. 13, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, invite the public to attend a meeting to discuss the Keithsburg Reach Upper Dredge Cut material placement Site 4, Pool 18, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakville Community Center, 105 East Ash, Oakville, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Oct-13-11

280-foot section of Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal wall collapses

LOCKPORT, Ill. - On Friday, Oct. 7, approximately 280 linear feet of Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal concrete wall slid into the Canal. The wall is located just upstream of the Lockport Lock on the left descending bank. No breach of the Canal earth embankment behind the concrete wall occurred and no personnel were injured or equipment damaged. [Read More]
Published: Oct-12-11
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