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Corps Invites Public Comment on Farm Creek Master Planning

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is in the process of creating a master plan for the Farm Creek Reservoirs. Part of this process is to invite public comment. Anyone wishing to provide input can do so at an open house on Tuesday, June 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the FOLEPI Building located at 2230 E. Washington Street, East Peoria, IL. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct visitor surveys

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will conduct visitor surveys this summer at Lake Red Rock and Saylorville Lake near Des Moines, Iowa, June 10 through Sept. 10. Visitors exiting these two recreation facilities will be asked about their length of stay and overall experience. Participation in the survey is voluntary. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Intermittent Phone Issues

The Corps office and Rock Visitor Center's main phone line is experiencing intermittent phone issues. If you have trouble reaching the Corps at the main office number (641) 828-7522, please try calling via the Pella number (641-628-8690) or the secondary Knoxville line (641- 828-7523). We apologize for any inconvenience. [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of [Read More]
Published: May-24-17

Lock 15 needs unscheduled repair to concrete guidewall

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, which oversees operations and maintenance of Locks and Dam 15, mobilized a maintenance crew to address structural concerns on the downstream guidewall. [Read More]
Published: May-23-17

Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony

IOWA CITY, Iowa –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be hosting the 2017 Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the East Overlook Picnic Area located on the east end of the Coralville Dam. [Read More]
Published: May-15-17

Corps Temporarily Modifies Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoir Water Releases

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, initiated a temporary modification to outflows today at Saylorville and Red Rock reservoirs to preserve flood storage capacity. This also allows the Corps to identify any unknown impacts as it evaluates the modification as a permanent change to the reservoirs’ water control plans. [Read More]
Published: May-08-17

Lake Odessa 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lake Odessa Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project April 6 at 10:30 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17

Corps’ island restoration project begins near Lansing, Iowa

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reminds Mississippi River boating and fishing enthusiasts to exercise caution in and around Mississippi River Pool 9 this summer. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-17
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