Rock Island District Header Image


Home > Media > News Releases

1 2 3 4


Lock and Dam #18 Public Access Closing

Muscatine, IA - The Lock and Dam #18 public viewing and overlook area will be closed from December 1, 2017 through March 10, 2018. Construction activities during this time prevent public access. The Henderson Creek Boat Ramp located just south of Lock and Dam #18 will remain open for public access. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

Corps to maintain fall water levels at Lake Red Rock through February

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Based on a request from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a temporary deviation to Lake Red Rock’s authorized water control plan which will result in the lake being held at fall levels from December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Dec-13-17

Coralville Lake's Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail Closure

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Coralville Lake’s Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trails will be closed from Dec. 2, 2017, through Jan. 10, 2018, to accommodate for the whitetail deer shotgun and muzzle loader hunting seasons. This is annual closure is needed to maintain a safe environment for everyone using Corps-managed lands during the hunting season. A map of designated public hunting areas around the lake can be found at or picked up at the Administration Office. State rules and regulations apply for hunting in these areas. [Read More]
Published: Dec-05-17

Lake Red Rock Trail and Park Status During Deer Shotgun Season

The following recreation area gates will be closed on Thursday, November 30 for first and second shotgun deer season: Fifield Wallashuck Volksweg Trail Gate adjacent North Overlook Campground Hickory Ridge Archery Range Please note that the Whitebreast Beach, Whitebreast Campground, and North Overlook Beach gates will not be closed. Gates will be re-opened on Monday, December 18 except for the Archery Range gate, which will remain closed until mid-March. The "Trail Closed" signs will also be posted on the Volksweg Trail on Thursday, November 30. [Read More]
Published: Nov-27-17

Corps Extends Brandon Road Study Public Comment period: Hosts additional public meeting in New Orleans

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District is hosting an additional public meeting for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brandon Road Draft Report on Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District headquarters office. The meeting will be held in the District Assembly Room inside the District office at 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118. [Read More]
Published: Nov-15-17

Corps invites public to open house on Bulls Island Dredge Material Program

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District invites the public to attend an open house Monday, Nov. 13, at the Ottawa City Hall, located at 31 West Madison St, Ottawa, Illinois, 613350, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Bulls Island dredge material management plan. [Read More]
Published: Nov-07-17

Volksweg Trail Expansion Project

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be extending the Volksweg Trail 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert’s Creek west to Cordova Park. A new trailhead with parking lot is also planned at Cordova. The Volksweg Trail was started in the early 1990's as part of the Des Moines Recreational River and Greenbelt Project. Currently, it is a fourteen mile paved path that winds along the north side of Lake Red Rock, below the Red Rock Dam, and into the City of Pella. The Corps of Engineers is excited to extend this very popular trail to provide additional recreational opportunities for our visitors and local communities! Work on the extension project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2018. [Read More]
Published: Oct-30-17

Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake to close for major rehabilitation

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing the Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake, Iowa, beginning Nov. 12 to perform major rehabilitation. Work on the trail is expected to last into late spring or early summer. The trail is anticipated to reopen on or before Memorial Day 2018. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-17

Rice Lake ribbon cutting celebrates habitat restoration project completion

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with its partners at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project Thursday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-29-17

Lake Red Rock Volunteers Receive National Award

Chester and Phyllis Briggs, Newton residents and long-time Lake Red Rock volunteers, are two of this year's national recipients of the Enduring Service Volunteer Award. They will receive the award at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 28 at the Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa. The Corps Foundation established the award in January 2016 to honor long term service and outstanding accomplishments by individuals and families of volunteers at US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lakes and waterways. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-17
1 2 3 4