The Mississippi River Project's Shoreline Management Program is designed to provide guidance for the management, protection, and preservation of the Mississippi River’s environment while allowing a balanced use of the shoreline. As part of this program, the Rock Island District will establishes policy concerning private exclusive use of Corps of Engineers-owned property from Guttenburg, Iowa to Saverton, Missouri. Private exclusive use involves placing private recreational structures or pursuing certain activities along Corps shorelines that are limited to the individual and are usually not available to the general public.
The Mississippi River Project is currently reviewing the 1989 Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for potential revision in 2016 concurrent to the Master Plan revision. Corps staff will be seeking input on Shoreline Management and the current SMP during the Master Plan public scoping process in 2015. For more information, please click here.