US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Project Information Papers

Big Creek Diversion Dam Sluice Gate Replacement

The Saylorville Lake Project, Johnston, Iowa, also includes the Big Creek Remedial Works which consists of three dams, diversion channel, spillway and pump station. The Remedial Works protects Polk City, Iowa
Published: 3/8/2019

Big Creek Remedial Works

The Big Creek Remedial Works Project was awarded the 1976 Chief of Engineers Distinguished Design Award.
Published: 3/8/2019

Big Creek Remedial Works Supplemental Pump Station

The Saylorville Lake Project includes the Big Creek Remedial Works which protects Polk City in the Big Creek Valley. The Saylorville Project is a Flood Risk Management Project 8 miles north of the State Capital and Des Moines Metropolitan Area.
Published: 3/8/2019

Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Flood Risk Management

The project was authorized for construction in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014. It provides protection along the east bank of the Cedar River. It includes earthen levees, floodwalls, and closure structures for a total length of 3.15 miles.
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

Dam Safety Program

The purposes of a dam safety program are to protect life, property and the environment by ensuring that all dams are designed, constructed, operated and maintained safely and effectively.
Published: 3/8/2019

Des Moines 408 Review

This project is a proposal to raise portions of Des Moines I, II, and III levee systems and to raise and relocate portions of the Southeast Des Moines levee system.
Published: 3/8/2019

Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers, Iowa

The Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers Feasibility Report, approved in 2005, recommended the reconstruction of 2.6 miles of levee systems at Birdland Park & Central Place and the improvement of Downtown Closures in existing Des Moines levee systems.
Published: 3/8/2019

Dubuque FRM Project, IA - Cap Section 205

The City of Dubuque is requesting assistance with issues along the US Senator John C. Culver Floodwall at the Mississippi River in the City of Dubuque, IA.
Published: 3/8/2019

Farm Creek, Illinois

The project includes two dry reservoirs (Fondulac and Farmdale) located on tributary streams to the Illinois Waterway upstream of Peoria, Illinois, providing flood control for East Peoria, Illinois.
Published: 3/8/2019

Floodplain Management Services (FPMS)

The Floodplain Management Services (FPMS) Program provides a full range of technical services and planning guidance in support of effective floodplain management and flood risk reduction.
Published: 3/8/2019

Greater Peoria Sanitary District - CAP Section 205

The Greater Peoria Sanitary District (GPSD) is interested in determining and implementing flood risk management measures that will help mitigate future flood damages.
Published: 3/8/2019

Iowa Flood Risk Data Inventory - Silver Jackets Pilot Project

The Iowa Flood Risk Data inventory compiles Federal, state, and county metadata from different flood risk data into a single source.
Published: 3/8/2019

Iowa Reservoir Regulation Plan Studies

Over the last several years, the District has experienced significant flooding along the Des Moines and Iowa/Cedar rivers which resulted in levee overtopping, erosion, pump station damage and millions of dollars in personal property damage. An effort to update the regulation manuals and water control plans for Saylorville, Red Rock and Coralville reservoirs is underway.
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

Levee Safety Program

In the Rock Island District, approximately forty thousand people live or work behind levees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Levee Safety Program.
Published: 3/8/2019

Muscatine FRM Project, Muscatine, IA - CAP Section 205

The Muscatine Island Levee System protects 30,000 acres of commercial; industrial; agricultural, and residential land.
Published: 3/8/2019

National Flood Fight Materiel Center - Overview

Under authority of Public Law 84-99, during flood emergencies the Corps of Engineers may provide tribal, state and local communities with flood fight supplies and equipment.
Published: 3/8/2019

National Levee Database

The National Levee Database (NLD), developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the focal point for comprehensive information about our nation's levees.
Published: 3/8/2019

Regional Flood Risk Management

In recent years, the Upper Mississippi River watershed has experienced more frequent flooding with higher stages, particularly in the last ten years with major floods occurring in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Published: 3/11/2019

Repairs to Levee Systems/Flood Control Projects - Policy

Corps of Engineers policy regarding repairs to levee systems and flood control projects damaged by floods.
Published: 3/11/2019

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

Section 205 Overview

Section 205, small flood risk management program provides support for local flood risk management by the construction or improvement of structural or non-structural flood risk management measures.
Published: 3/8/2019

Section 408 Program

The Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and codified in 33 USC 408 (commonly referred to as “Section 408”) authorizes the Secretary of the Army, on the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers of the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), to grant permission for the alteration or occupation or use of a civil works project provided the Secretary determines that the activity will not be injurious to the public interest and will not impair the usefulness of the project.
Published: 3/8/2019

Unnamed Rock Tributary, Carbon Cliff, IL - CAP Section 205

Carbon Cliff, Illinois, has a history of flooding from the Rock River and an unnamed tributary which runs through a portion of the City. The City would like assistance investigating alternatives, both structural and non-structural, to help reduce damages caused by flooding.
Published: 3/8/2019

Upper Mississippi River System Hydraulic Model Update (SJ/FPMS)

The development of a standardized and seamless flood risk management hydraulic model for the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) is an essential tool to understanding the risks that currently exist to the river communities and is a critical first step for the development of systemic flood risk management (FRM) strategy.
Published: 3/8/2019

Upper Mississippi River Watershed Project

Currently, there is no systemic flood risk management plan for the Upper Mississippi River. This uncoordinated flood response ultimately transfers risk to several areas, often without their knowledge. This watershed assessment will collaboratively develop an FRM strategy for UMR basin with an interagency team (Federal & 5 states).
Published: 3/8/2019