US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District Website

Project Information Papers

Big Creek Remedial Works

The Big Creek Remedial Works provides protection for parts of Polk City, Iowa, and adjacent Big Creek Valley which are below the full flood pool level.
Published: 9/16/2020

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: 9/16/2020

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: 9/25/2020

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: 9/25/2020

Davenport Iowa Flood Response and Recovery Planning – Silver Jackets Interagency Project

Record Mississippi River flooding in Davenport, Iowa, in 2019, resulted in a breach of a HESCO flood barrier. Failure of this barrier resulted in millions of dollars of damage and displacement of numerous people from their homes and businesses.
Published: 3/25/2020

Des Moines & 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. The project was authorized for construction in WRDA 2007 and E&WDAA 2010.
Published: 3/25/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/11/2020

Upper Mississippi River - Illinois Flood Risk Assessments

This inter-agency pilot project developed map products to provide risk communication to communities in Illinois Mississippi Riverfront communities. Structural flood damage assessments for all structures were developed using multi-frequency flood depth grids. Survey data was collected for the lowest entry point and first floor elevation for all residential, commercial and industrial structures within the 1% annual chance exceedance floodplain. Parcel data, GIS data, and elevation certificate data that have been prepared for structures in the floodplain was obtained from county assessors.
Published: 6/11/2020

Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River Flow Frequency Study

The current Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River flow frequency study, completed in 2004, was created using a period of record ending in 1998. Since then frequent and record setting major floods have occurred. The flood of 2019 was not only historic with regards to flood heights, but also in its duration. The Mississippi River was above flood stage at Cape Girardeau for 145 days. In addition, many communities between Dubuque, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri have experienced the majority of their top 10 flood crests in the past 20 years. Significant flooding on the UMR occurred in 2001, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, and 2019. The Illinois River has experienced the same unprecedented flooding. At Peoria, IL (on the IWW), 5 of the 10 highest flood crests have occurred since 1998; including the record crest in 2013.
Published: 9/15/2020

Upper Mississippi River System Hydraulic Model Update

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: 3/11/2020

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: 3/11/2020

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: 3/11/2020