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May, 2015


Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering free tours of Locks and Dam #15 every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. These tours will be offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will each last one hour. [Read More]
Published: May-27-15

Veteran's Trail Dedication Ceremony

IOWA CITY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be honoring local military veterans on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at 1:30 PM at Coralville Lake. The ceremony will be conducted at the East Overlook Picnic Area located on the east side of the Coralville Dam. The public is invited to help recognize and honor these Johnson County Veterans. [Read More]
Published: May-18-15

Corps Promotes Emerald Ash Borer Awareness for Memorial Day Weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be wrapping ash trees at recreation areas including Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake and the Mississippi River Project to bring awareness of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to visitors during the Memorial Day weekend. Each ash tree wrapped will show the detrimental effects the EAB could have on recreation areas in the Rock Island District if infestations are allowed to spread. [Read More]
Published: May-15-15

New Alcohol Restrictions at Lake Red Rock Beaches

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - In an effort to maintain a family-friendly environment and to promote water safety, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established restrictions for alcohol possession on Whitebreast Beach and North Overlook Beach at Lake Red Rock. Beginning May 23, 2015, possession of alcohol will not be allowed on the beaches and within the designated swim areas. Alcohol will be allowed at the picnic sites located adjacent to the beaches. [Read More]
Published: May-13-15

Public Input Sought on Coralville Lake Master Plan

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is proposing to revise Coralville Lake’s Master Plan and is seeking public input. The plan guides public use and management of approximately 25,000 acres of federal lands and waters for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes. [Read More]
Published: May-08-15

Mississippi River Visitor Center Extending its Hours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center located at Locks and Dam 15 will be extending its hours. For the month of May the Visitor Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Then beginning in June and running through Labor Day the Visitor Center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. [Read More]
Published: May-04-15

Army Corps Details Aquatic Nuisance Species Study at Brandon Road Lock and Dam

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has completed a draft Project Management Plan for accomplishing the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brandon Road Study. The Study will evaluate potential control options and technologies at the Illinois River Brandon Road Lock & Dam to prevent the upstream Interbasin transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) while minimizing impacts to waterway uses and users and identify a recommended plan. [Read More]
Published: May-01-15