US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Project Information Papers

Agricultural Flood Risk in the Iowa-Cedar Basin (FPMS/Silver Jackets Pilot Project)

This interagency project builds upon previous studies conducted by the Iowa Silver Jackets, the Corps of Engineers and FSA. It explores whether there are agricultural lands experiencing recurring agricultural damages that have land owner interest and federal interest in conversion to conservation easements. Conservation easements within floodplain areas are reported to reduce downstream flooding, improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.
Published: 3/7/2019

Backlog of Maintenance - Major Rehabilitation and Major Maintenance – Mississippi River & Illinois Waterway Locks And Dams

The Major Rehabilitation and Major Maintenance Program for the Locks and Dams on the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway has been ongoing since 1975. Major rehabilitation consists of reliability or efficiency improvements.
Published: 3/7/2019

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

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 Recreational River and Greenbelt, Iowa (Recreation)

The Des Moines Recreational River & Greenbelt is a partnership of local and federal governments and private interests dedicated to developing ecosystem improvements and recreational opportunities in the Des Moines River corridor.
Published: 3/8/2019

Emergency Response/Recovery Actions - Overview

The Rock Island District is prepared to provide all hazard response and recovery assistance under the authority of Public Law (PL) 84-99 and PL 93-288.
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

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

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

Mississippi River Maintenance Dredging (Operations & Maintenance)

In order to maintain the 9-foot navigation channel, maintenance dredging is performed at various locations in the reach of the Upper Mississippi River in the Rock Island District.
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

Planning Assistance to States and Tribes

The Planning Assistance to States and Tribes (PAS&T) Program provides States, counties, local communities and Indian tribes with planning level assistance in addressing a water resources issues and planning needs.
Published: 3/8/2019

Red Rock Remedial Works Southeast Des Moines Southwest Pleasant Hill Levee, Des Moines River

Project in Operation. Red Rock Remedial Works protects Southeast Des Moines/Southwest Pleasant Hill (SEDM/SWPH) from the back up effect of the Red Rock reservoir during large magnitude floods.
Published: 3/11/2019

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

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

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 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 206 Overview

Section 206 of the 1996 Water Resources Development Act, as amended, provides authority for the Secretary to carry out an aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection project.
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

Shoreline Management on Mississippi River

In 1989, the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was developed and implemented as guidance for the management, protection and preservation of the Mississippi River's environment, while allowing a balanced use of the shoreline.
Published: 3/8/2019

Small Boat Harbors

All small boat harbor projects have a local sponsor, usually a municipality.
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

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 - 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

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

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

Wendling Quarries, Inc.

Wendling Quarries, Inc. has proposes to excavate sand and gravel from an approximately 110-acre site adjacent to the Mississippi River, impacting approximately 42 acres of Waters of the U.S., including forested riverine wetlands.
Published: 3/8/2019