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April, 2013


Locks on Upper Mississippi River reopen to navigation

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has reopened Mississippi River locks 16 through 22 after flood waters forced their closure to navigation traffic. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-13

Navigation restrictions remain in place at Marseilles, Starved Rock and Dresden Locks

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 29) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, out of an abundance of caution is maintaining navigation restrictions at Marseilles, Starved Rock and Dresden Island locks on the Illinois Waterway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-13

Salvage operations on remaining barges continue (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 27) – Salvage operations led by the Unified Command continued Saturday to remove the three remaining barges submerged near the Marseilles Dam. [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-13

Salvage operators remove three more barges near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 26) – Salvage operations continued Thursday near the Marseille’s Dam with three more barges being removed. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-13

Corps completes initial damage assessment of Marseilles Lock and Dam project (Unified Command News Release)

Marseilles, Ill. (April 25) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of the Unified Command, completed its initial assessment of damages to Marseilles Lock and Dam on the Illinois Waterway Thursday after seven barges allided into the dam on April 18. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-13

Corps providing wide range of assistance to support flooded communities

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 24) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is conducting round the clock emergency operations in the wake of widespread flooding on the Mississippi, Illinois and Rock Rivers as well as their tributaries. The District’s Emergency Operations Center is overseeing response efforts ranging from flood supplies to on-the-ground technical assistance. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-13

IL DNR BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION CLASS

QUINCY, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project announces that the Quincy Park Rangers will sponsor an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Boating Safety Education Class. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-13

Salvage operations continue near Marseilles Dam, Navigation delays due to receding river levels imminent (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 24) – Salvage operations led by the Unified Command continued on the remaining six barges floating or submerged near the Marseilles Dam, Wednesday. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-13

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center closed due to flooding

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 23) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is closed until further notice. Record flooding in the area has caused the visitor center to be inaccessible. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-13

First barge removed from near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

MARSEILES, Ill. (April 23) – The first of seven barges resting near the Marseilles Dam was removed under supervision of the Unified Command Tuesday morning. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-13
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