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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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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: 3/25/2020

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: 3/10/2020

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

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

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

Quincy Bay Restoration and Enhancement Project, IL

The proposed project seeks to accomplish several ecosystem restoration goals. These include: 1) providing a diversity of underwater depths (habitats) for many of the nearly 70 fish species found in this part of the Mississippi River; 2) creation of topographically diverse areas to support hard mast trees that have been lost as well as a variety of aquatic and floodplain species dependent on these resources; and 3) a reduction in excessive sediment deposition to the Quincy Bay area which adversely affects the quantity and quality of the habitat. 
Published: 3/25/2020

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

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 - 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 - Keithsburg Division HREP - Pool 18

The Keithsburg Division is located in Pool 18 along the left descending bank of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR), immediately north of the City of Keithsburg in Mercer County, Illinois. The Project lands, part of the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), are federally-owned. The goals are to restore and protect off-channel aquatic, wetland, and floodplain forest habitats.
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 - Pool 12 Overwintering HREP

The Pool 12 Overwintering project area is in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, upstream of Bellevue, Iowa. The project area is comprised primarily of a series of islands, backwater channels, and backwater lakes that are part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The goals of the project are to restore and protect off-channel aquatic habitat and restore floodplain forest habitat.
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: 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 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