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Saylorville Lake “No Motorized Vessel Zone”

Johnston, Iowa - There is a new boating policy on Saylorville Lake for 2015. This policy is for a seasonal; “No Motorized Vessel Zone” north of the Mile Long Bridge, in the very shallow upper reaches of the reservoir, locally identified as the “mud flats” from April 1st to August 31st during periods of near normal conservation pools (below 840’ NGVD). [Read More]
Published: Apr-15-15

New Facebook Page for Lake Red Rock

Lake Red Rock now has a Facebook page! Please check it out and "like" the lake at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/lakeredrock The Facebook page was just created on April 3rd and is still a work in progress, but the Corps of Engineers plans to post information on it frequently to help you stay informed about lake area activities. For more information, contact the Corps office at (641) 828-7522. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-15

Saylorville Lake Earth Day Celebration

Johnston, Iowa - Saturday, April 18, 2015 11am – 3pm Saylorville Lake Visitor Center FREE Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake. Help clean up the environment and preserve the natural beauty at Saylorville Lake. Volunteers can meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center where they will provide gloves, trash bags and get you started on your project. [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-15

Lane Closure and Width Restrictions to Begin on F28 (Mehaffey Bridge Rd.) at Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir Bridge

Johnson County, Iowa – Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with stoplight control at the Mehaffey Bridge over the Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir in unincorporated Johnson County beginning Monday, March 30, 2015. A maximum vehicle width restriction of 9’-6" will be in place at the bridge location during this phase of the construction. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-15

Illinois Waterway Visitor offering a free boating safety course

Ottawa, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor will be offering a free Illinois DNR boating safety course. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11. This 8-hour class is required to receive your state of Illinois Safe Boating certification. The class will be held at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam along Dee Bennett Road between Ottawa and Utica. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-15

Free Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the opportunity to attend a free boating safety education class. This class will be held on March 28th. The class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-15

Intermittent road restrictions continue as hydro project progresses

The mild weather this week has allowed crews at the Red Rock Dam to continue working day and night to prepare the site for construction of a powerhouse and intake structure that will comprise the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP). Short-term road closures, directed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, will occur in the overnight hours every three to four days as crews move large rebar cages from the North Tailwater staging area to the construction area on the upstream side of the Dam. In addition, Highway T-15 will be restricted to one lane every three to four days to facilitate staging of the concrete trucks to ensure worker and public safety as the wall element sections are poured. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-15

Free Boating Safety Class

Pleasant Valley, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the opportunity to attend a free boating safety education class. This class will be held on March 14th. The class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-15

Big Creek Lake Gate Replacement Project

Johnston, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that Jenson Construction Company plans to begin mobilizing construction equipment & material at the Big Creek Diversion Dam in the next 2-3 weeks. During various stages of mobilization and construction, access into Big Creek State Park from Broadway (Old Hwy 415) and across the dam will be limited to one lane with traffic controls. The Neal Smith Trail will be open, but will merge with the one lane traffic across the dam. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-15

Coralville Reservoir Begins Drawdown

Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will begin lowering Coralville Reservoir starting on March 10. This drawdown of four feet is done in accordance with the operation plan to increase storage capacity in the reservoir. The target elevation of 679 msl should be attained by March 20. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-15
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