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Coralville Reservoir forecasted to overtop spillway; Corps increases outflows

IOWA CITY, IA – (May 30) Due to recent heavy rainfall and forecasted precipitation over Coralville Reservoir’s 3,115 square-mile watershed in north central Iowa, Coralville Lake is expected to overtop the spillway on June 9. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

Army Corps of Engineers making repairs at Marseilles earthen dike

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 29) – As part of ongoing repairs at the Marseilles Lock and Dam project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is placing HESCO barriers on the earthen dike located on the right descending bank of the Illinois River in Marseilles, Ill. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

Corps increases Coralville Reservoir outflows due to heavy rainfall

IOWA CITY, IA – (May 29) Recent heavy rainfall over portions of north central Iowa has increased runoff into Coralville Reservoir. To maintain water storage and flood risk management capability, reservoir outflows were increased to 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) this morning, May 29. [Read More]
Published: May-30-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closing Mississippi River locks due to high water

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (May 29) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will close three locks on the Mississippi River due to high river levels. The closures are necessary as the Mississippi River overtops lock gates making the locks inoperable. [Read More]
Published: May-29-13

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island. [Read More]
Published: May-26-13

Mississippi Mud Art To Be Presented at Fisherman's Corner Recreation Area

Hampton, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is inviting guests to a campground program on Mississippi Mud Art. Join local artist Frank Ross as he demonstrates how to take Mississippi mud and turn it into a beautiful work of art. [Read More]
Published: May-26-13

Unified Command warns boaters of safety measures on Illinois River near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 24) – The Coast Guard is reminding recreational boaters that a No Wake Zone is in place on the Illinois River near the Marseilles Dam and the ongoing salvage and dive operations. The No Wake Zone encompasses the area from the mouth of the canal near the Marseilles Dam and extends about 600 yards upstream. [Read More]
Published: May-24-13

Volunteer Needed at Corps of Engineers Park

Muscatine, IA-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project is looking for a fulltime Volunteer Campground Host at Blanchard Island Recreation Area. The Volunteer Campground Host position runs from May 15, 2013 through October 15, 2013. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Nature Backpacks in Corps Parks

Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project has created a Nature Backpack Program in an effort to provide an opportunity to encourage children to learn more about the natural world. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Campground Programs at Corps of Engineers Parks

Muscatine, IA-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites campers and the visiting public to attend campground programs held at Clark’s Ferry and Shady Creek Recreation Areas. Throughout the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, presenters will cover a host of topics for all to enjoy. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13
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