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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: 2/5/2019

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: 2/5/2019

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: 2/5/2019

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: 2/5/2019

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: 2/5/2019

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: 2/6/2019

Small Boat Harbors

All small boat harbor projects have a local sponsor, usually a municipality.
Published: 2/6/2019

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Fox Island Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project, Pool 20

The Fox Island project area is located along the right descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River immediately downstream of Alexandria in the southeast corner of Clark County, Missouri.
Published: 5/3/2017

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Huron Island Complex Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project , Pool 18

The Huron Island Complex is a 2,000 acre project that includes both Huron Island and Huron Chute located 9 river miles downstream from where the Iowa River enters the Mississippi River.
Published: 5/4/2017

UMRR Program - IL, IA, MO, MN, WI - Lake Odessa Habitat Rehabilitation & Enhancement Project, Pools 17-18

ContactRegional Program Manager(309) 17 and 18,
Published: 5/4/2017

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: 2/6/2019

UMRR Program - Keithsburg Division HREP - Pool 18

The Keithsburg Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a 1,400-acre backwater complex located along the left descending bank of the UMRS between river miles 428.0 and 431.0.
Published: 2/6/2019

UMRR Program - Pool 12 Overwintering HREP

The Pool 12 Overwintering project area is located along the left descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River approximately 10 miles south of Dubuque, Iowa, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. The project lies generally between the Mississippi River's main channel and the railroad tracks that parallel the river's east bank. The project lands are Federally owned by the Corps of Engineers and are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Savanna Division
Published: 2/6/2019

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 Project lands, part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (NWR), are federally-owned.
Published: 3/1/2018

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

ContactRock Island DistrictCorporate Communications Office (309) 794-5729LocationUpper Mississippi
Published: 2/1/2019

Upper Mississippi River Watershed Project

ContactProject Manager309-794-5690LocationUpper Mississippi River BasinDescriptionCurrently, there
Published: 8/31/2018