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Flood 2016

Welcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District's Flood website. This site has been developed to provide current and historical information regarding flooding in the upper Midwest.

Please Note: The Corps of Engineers does not issue flood forecasts for any river, anywhere in the United States. The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States., is a Corps-managed website that provides National Weather Service river forecasting information and can be reached by selecting the graphic on the left.

Quick links to RiverGages National Weather Service forecasts by river and location can be found at the bottom of the Flood Forecasts at a Glance section.


About the Rock Island District

The Rock Island District, located in the heartland of the United States, is responsible for flood risk management on one of the world's largest inland waterway systems and its tributaries.  If you don't find what you're looking for on this site, please e-mail or call the Rock Island District using the Points of Contact link in the index.

The District has been serving the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley for more than 140 years.  Headquartered in the Quad Cities since 1892, the District is one of the six districts that make up the Mississippi Valley Division. There are approximately 350 employees working at District headquarters and approximately 550 employees working in the field operating and maintaining the navigation system, our reservoirs and our recreation sites.

The District administers federal water resource programs in a 78,000 square-mile area on five river basins. This area encompasses the eastern two-thirds of Iowa, the northern half of Illinois and portions of southern Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the northeast corner of Missouri.  The area includes 314 miles of the Mississippi River, 269 miles of the Illinois Waterway and their tributaries, and 197,000 acres of federal land.

Our missions include:

  • Navigation
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Regulatory
  • Environmental Protection and Restoration
  • Emergency Management
  • Recreation
  • Water Supply
  • Hydropower
  • Support for Others
  • Military Programs