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Backlog of Maintenance

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: 9/16/2020

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

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: 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

City of Dubuque Forced Sewer Main, Dubuque County, IA– CAP Section 14

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, has two sanitary sewer mains, one thirty-inch and one forty-inch diameter, sanitary force mains and the Terminal Street lift station located adjacent to the Mississippi River in Dubuque County, Iowa. Loss of riprap protection along the length of the force main is threatening the safety and integrity of the forced main. Opportunities exist to reduce erosion and safety concerns through structural and non-structural measures.
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

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: 3/10/2020

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: 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

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: 3/10/2020

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

Hurricane Island DMMP Report and Environmental Assessment

The report outlines the District’s plan to maintain the Mississippi River 9-foot navigation channel by dredging material from the channel and placing it on a small island near the channel.
Published: 3/10/2020

Inland Navigation Design Center (INDC)

The Inland Navigation Design Center Mandatory Center of Expertise (INDC-MCX) is an organization that provides engineering, design, analysis and review services for studies, new locks, new navigation dams, major rehabilitation of existing inland navigation locks and dams, and significant inland navigation lock and dam Operations & Maintenance (O&M) projects.
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

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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

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: 3/10/2020

Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

Upon completion, the project will generate 36.39 MW of electricity, which will be transmitted to the power grid in Pella IA by a combination of underground and overhead transmission lines.
Published: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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

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: 3/10/2020

Saylorville Lake Administration Complex

Located in Johnston Iowa, the Saylorville Administration Building was built in the early 1980s out of two picnic shelters & pieced together.
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

Saylorville Lake, Water Supply

Water supply storage contract with the State of Iowa.
Published: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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 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: 3/10/2020

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

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: 3/11/2020

Small Boat Harbors

All small boat harbor projects have a local sponsor, usually a municipality.
Published: 3/11/2020

Support to the U.S. Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command

The 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) headquarters is located at Fort McCoy, WI. Their area of responsibility is nineteen states across the upper Northwest.
Published: 3/11/2020

UMRR Program – Green Island HREP – Pool 13

The existing forest is degrading at an alarming rate with numerous stressed and dying trees. The ox-bow lakes have lost much of their depth due to sedimentation and provide little fish refuge in the summer and winter. The pump system is old, inefficient and expensive to operate. The old drainage ditches are sediment filled to the point that a drawdown cannot be completed to regenerate high quality moist soil or emergent and aquatic vegetation. Elevated water tables on the Mississippi River proper are also adversely affecting floodplain forest composition and regeneration.
Published: 3/25/2020

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: 3/11/2020

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: 3/11/2020

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: 3/11/2020

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: 3/11/2020

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: 5/13/2020

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 -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: 3/11/2020

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

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: 3/11/2020