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Project Information Papers

Upper Mississippi River Watershed - Planning Assistance to States

This two-year PAS study will aim to align goals and objectives of the interagency team and various stakeholder groups, building on those identified in previous workshops and summits.
Published: 4/26/2019

Sabula Lakes Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Sabula, IA - CAP Section 1135

Sabula Lakes is a backwater area of the Mississippi River that forms 3 lakes through and levee on the upstream end; a state highway embankment in the middle and a railroad embankment at the downstream end.
Published: 3/11/2019

UMRR Program - Lower Pool 13 HREP

The Lower Pool 13 Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HREP) project is located approximately three miles upstream of Clinton, Iowa, and consists of backwater lakes, sloughs, flowing channels, and impounded water residing over historically flooded islands and remnant islands.
Published: 3/8/2019

Coralville Lake, Iowa

Coralville Lake is a multiple purpose project providing primary benefits in flood control and low-flow augmentation with secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest management, and water quality improvement.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project, Pool 14

Beaver Island is located along the right descending bank of the UMRS in the southern portion of Clinton County, Iowa. Lock and Dam 13 is located 5 miles upstream of the island system. The Project lands, part of the UMR National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, are federally-owned. The goals are to restore and protect aquatic, wetland, and floodplain forest habitats.
Published: 3/8/2019

Blackhawk Bottoms, Pool 19, Iowa – CAP Section 206

This project provides the opportunity to restore the historic fall flood pulse within Pool 19 of the Mississippi River at Blackhawk Bottoms.
Published: 3/8/2019

Saylorville Lake, Iowa

Saylorville Lake Project including the Big Creek Remedial Works is a multi-purpose project providing primary benefits in flood control and secondary benefits in low-flow augmentation, recreation, environmental stewardship, and water supply.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Upper Mississippi River Restoration

The UMRR Program was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 and continuously authorized by WRDA 1999. The program consists of two primary elements: habitat rehabilitation projects and systemic monitoring and research.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - Keithsburg Division HREP - Pool 18

The Keithsburg Division is located in Pool 18 along the left descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), immediately north of the City of Keithsburg in Mercer County, Illinois. The Project lands, part of the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), are federally-owned. The goals are to restore and protect off-channel aquatic, wetland, and floodplain forest habitats.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - Pool 12 Overwintering HREP

The Pool 12 Overwintering project area is in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, upstream of Bellevue, Iowa. The project area is comprised primarily of a series of islands, backwater channels, and backwater lakes that are part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The goals of the project are to restore and protect off-channel aquatic habitat and restore floodplain forest habitat.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - Rice Lake Complex HREP - LaGrange Pool

Rice Lake is a 6,800-acre backwater complex located 24 miles southwest of Peoria, Illinois. The project lands are state owned and are managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (ILDNR) as a fish and wildlife area. The project goals are to enhance and restore wetland and aquatic habitat.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - Steamboat Island HREP - Pool 14

The Steamboat Island Project is located in the middle section of Pool 14 along the right descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), between the town of Princeton and the Wapsipinicon River. The goals are to maintain, enhance, and restore quality habitat for all native and desirable plant, animal, and fish species and maintain, enhance, restore, and emulate natural river processes, structures, and functions for a sustainable ecosystem.
Published: 3/8/2019

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Huron Island Complex Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project , Pool 18

The Huron Island Complex is located along the left descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), approximately 20 miles upstream of Burlington in Des Moines County, Iowa. The Project lands, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, are federally-owned. The goals are to manage for a diverse and dynamic pattern of habitats to support native biota; manage for viable populations of native species within diverse plant and animal communities; and mange for processes that shape a physically diverse and dynamic river floodplain system.
Published: 3/8/2019

Upper Mississippi River -Illinois Waterway System Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP)

NESP is a long-term program of ecosystem restoration and navigation improvements for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). NESP will improve system capacity and reduce commercial traffic delays through construction of 7 new 1,200-foot locks, mooring cells and switchboat implementation.
Published: 3/8/2019

Springfield, Illinois (City Water, Light & Power) / Springfield Supplemental Water Supply SEIS - Permits

The project is a proposed dam and 3000 acre water supply reservoir for the City of Springfield, Illinois.
Published: 3/8/2019

Waterford Waterway Management District, Aquatic Habitat Restoration, Waterford, WI - CAP Section 206

The Waterford Waterway Management District (WWMD) is requesting assistance to undertake projects that will improve the area for wildlife and enhance fisheries.
Published: 3/8/2019

Section 204 Overview

Section 204 of the 1992 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Corps of Engineers to restore, protect, and create aquatic and wetland habitats in connection with construction or maintenance dredging of an authorized navigation project.
Published: 3/8/2019

Section 1135 Projects (Project Modifications for Improvements to the Environment) - Overview

Section 1135 of the 1986 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Corps of Engineers to determine the need for project modifications in the structures and operations of existing Corps of Engineers projects for the purpose of improving the environment in the public interest.
Published: 3/8/2019

Peoria Illinois, Riverfront Development (Environmental Restoration)

The principal goal of this project is to improve depth diversity enhancing aquatic habitat in Peoria Lake with ancillary recreational benefits.
Published: 3/8/2019

Mississippi River between Missouri River & Minneapolis

The project consists of a 314-river-mile reach of 9-foot commercial navigation channel from Guttenberg, Iowa, downstream to Saverton, Missouri.
Published: 3/8/2019

Lake Red Rock Dam

Lake Red Rock is a multiple purpose project providing primary benefits in flood control and secondary benefits in low-flow augmentation, recreation and environmental stewardship.
Published: 3/8/2019

Illinois Waterway

The project includes a total of 268 river miles of 9-foot commercial navigation channel from Chicago to LaGrange Lock and Dam, near Beardstown, Illinois; with 8 locks and 7 dams.
Published: 3/8/2019

Illinois River Basin Restoration (sec 519,WRDA 2000)

Section 519 of WRDA 2000 authorized: (1) Comprehensive Plan to develop and implement a restoration program, long-term resource monitoring program, and evaluate new technologies and innovative approaches, and (2) construction of critical restoration projects.
Published: 3/8/2019

GLMRIS Brandon Road

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating potential control options and technologies at Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream Interbasin transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) while minimizing impacts to Illinois Waterway uses and users.
Published: 3/8/2019