US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

On Sept. 12, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army signed a new rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and restore the regulatory regime that existed prior to the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
The Rock Island District maintains and operates a total of 20 lock sites on the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway. Click the link below for updated information about the current operational status of each site and details of upcoming scheduled closures.
To facilitate major repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will be closing six of the eight locks and dams on the Illinois Waterway in the year 2020. The closures are scheduled to take place simultaneously to lessen impact to commercial navigation as much as possible. For more information click the link below.
The Final Environmental Assessment is now available for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Management Project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the City of Cedar Rapids are partners in the implementation of this flood risk management plan for the Cedar River.
A plan to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great lakes has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers top general. Commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, approved the recommended plan today by signing the Chief’s Report for The Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Final Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement. The Chief’s Report will be sent to Congress for authorization consideration.