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Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watch Tours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months. [Read More]
Published: Jan-27-15

Independent review panel studies and approves construction thus far at Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A four-member panel of experts in dam and hydroelectric project design and construction has given its approval to construction work thus far at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, located on the Des Moines River near Pella, Iowa. An Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Panel was on site at the project Jan. 14-15 to review reports, tour the facilities, observe construction activities, and examine various construction elements. [Read More]
Published: Jan-21-15

Miss River Recreation Area Important Updates

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces five important updates to the camping and reservation program. Overnight camping fees for Class A sites are now $10 for non-electric and $20 for sites with electric. Camping fees for our Class B sites are now $8.00 per night while Class C sites will remain at $6.00 per night. The discount passes, such as the America the Beautiful and/or Golden Age/Access passes will continue to be accepted. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-15

Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch 2015

Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing. Our annual Bald Eagle Watch, a part of the Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend Festival held in Muscatine, Iowa, will take place Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-15

Picnic Shelter Reservations to be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service

Reservations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers picnic shelters will no longer be taken at the Lake Red Rock project office. Beginning Friday, January 2, 2015, reservations must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777. Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Shelter prices will remain unchanged from last year. If shelters are not reserved, they are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis. For more information or assistance, contact the Lake Red Rock Project Office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690. [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-14

Historic Clock Tower Tour

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad Cities landmark for over 100 years! [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

T15 closure still planned for Oct. 30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Plans remain on track to close a section of Highway T15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam beginning Oct. 30. That road closure is necessary to facilitate some of the construction of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, which is being built at the Dam. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the project, projects that the section of road will be closed to all traffic for about 10 to 12 weeks. During that time, large construction equipment will be positioned on T-15 making the road inaccessible to traffic. MRES will keep the public up to date about any changes in the road-closure date or schedule. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island. [Read More]
Published: Oct-18-14

Corps of Engineers to close T.J. O’Brien Lock for critical maintenance

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces navigation closures at the T.J. O’Brien Lock beginning November 3 in order to dewater the gate bays and perform critical maintenance to the infrastructure. Two closures are scheduled, each lasting 47 days. The first closure, which begins Nov. 3, will run through Dec. 19, 2014. The lock will then reopen until the second closure scheduled for Jan. 19 through March 6, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Permanent Repairs at Marseilles Dam

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a construction contract to perform permanent repairs to the Marseilles Dam in Marseilles, Ill. The contract, which totals about $18 million, was awarded to Massman Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Onsite work is expected to begin in 2015. The repair work must be carefully staged to reduce flooding risk and is expected to complete in early 2017. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14
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