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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: 9/28/2018

Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) - Overview

The Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) evaluates and identifies preferred alternative dredged material placement site(s) using a six-step planning process and, where applicable, a matrix with six evaluation criteria: dredging cost; natural resources; beneficial use of dredged material; recreational resources; cultural resources; and social impacts.
Published: 9/28/2018

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: 4/27/2017

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: 4/27/2017

Illinois River Marseilles Dam Emergency Response

Marseilles Lock is 244.6 miles above the confluence of the Illinois River with the Mississippi river at Grafton, Illinois, at the foot of Bells Island. Marseilles Dam is 2.5 miles upstream of the lock at the head of Bells Island.
Published: 4/27/2017

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: 4/27/2017

Illinois Waterway 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 Illinois Waterway in the Rock Island District.
Published: 5/1/2017

Lockport Lock and Dam, Upper Pool, Illinois

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), through Congressional action, transferred maintenance responsibilities of structures that maintain the Lockport Pool on the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal (CSSC), to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1984.
Published: 5/1/2017

Pekin Lake SFWA - Northern Unit, Illinois, Section 519

The principal problems at Pekin Lake SFWA - Northern Unit are altered hydrologic regimes, sedimentation, the loss of moist soil plant communities and foraging areas for herons due to sedimentation and willow invasion, resulting in reduced habitat value and biodiversity.
Published: 5/2/2017

Pekin Lake SFWA - Southern Unit, Illinois, Section 519

The project area south of the Ameren CILCO causeway was once deepwater fish overwintering habitat that has been degraded by excess sedimentation from the Illinois River.
Published: 5/2/2017

Peoria Illinois, Riverfront Development (Environmental Restoration)

The State of Illinois, Department of Natural Resources, is the sponsor for this project. The feasibility study phase was completed in 2003 and the Planning, Engineering, and Design (PED) Phase was initiated in Jan 2004 following receipt of state funding.
Published: 5/2/2017

Small Boat Harbors

All small boat harbor projects have a local sponsor, usually a municipality.
Published: 5/3/2017

Small Communities Flooding Operations Planning Data Development (multiple sites) Floodplain Management Services/Silver Jackets - Program Pilot Projects - Illinois

This project will leverage recently the developed HEC-RAS model for the water surface information used to develop inundation maps for a range of flows (depth/extent) for the small communities.
Published: 5/3/2017

Starved Rock Pool, Illinois, Section 519

The Starved Rock Pool is a critical mid-migration resting and feeding area of the internationally significant Mississippi River Flyway.
Published: 5/3/2017

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Emiquon Complex Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project , LaGrange Pool

Thompson Drainage and Levee District (TDLD) is located immediately north of Havana, Illinois and approximately 40 miles south of Peoria, Illinois, on the right descending bank of the Illinois River between River Miles 121 and 126.
Published: 5/3/2017

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 99.The program consists of two primary elements: habitat rehabilitation projects, and systemic monitoring and research. Some of the key provisions of the Program are: 1) it is a continuing authority; 2) the total authorized annual funding amount is $33,170,000; and 3) the requirement for a Report to Congress every six years to evaluate the Program and document progress and its accomplishments, identify systemic habitat needs, and recommend adjustments as needed.
Published: 5/4/2017

UMRR Program - Rice Lake Complex HREP - LaGrange Pool

ContactRegional Program Manager(309)794-5428UMRR-EMP-Regional@usace.army.milLocationLaGrange Pool,
Published: 5/4/2017