US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Each year, thousands of bald eagles winter along waterways in the Rock Island District. Turbulence created below the dams provide open water and a smorgasbord of stunned fish for eagles to feast upon. The Corps hosts eagle watching events in many areas of the District for visitors to attend.
To facilitate major repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will be closing five 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.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 11 celebrating the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Veterans Trail at Coralville Lake.
The Rock Island District has received funding to continue critical efforts to hydraulically model the Upper Mississippi River System. Visit the link below to learn more about the hydraulic model update.
The ceremony marked the start of construction for the $117 million Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Management Project. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers joined Rock Island District staff, community leaders, and congressional representatives to lift the first shovels of soil for the project.
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.