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District Projects

  • March

    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.
  • Big Creek Remedial Works

    The Big Creek Remedial Works Project was awarded the 1976 Chief of Engineers Distinguished Design Award.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coal Hollow Park, Chillicothe, IL - CAP Section 206

    High flow events on the Coon Creek and the unnamed tributary cause erosion on their banks, increasing sediment load and consequently sediment load into the Illinois Waterway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • East 2nd Street, Rock Falls, Il - CAP Section 14

    The river bank is very steep at this location, and the concerns are that additional movement of the bank will not only affect the safe passage of vehicles on E. 2nd Street, but may also affect the operations of the Sinnissippi Dam, which is a source of hydroelectric power. An opportunity exists to protect the bank and prevent damages to the public infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Farm Creek, Illinois

    The project includes two dry reservoirs (Fondulac and Farmdale) located on tributary streams to the Illinois Waterway upstream of Peoria, Illinois, providing flood control for East Peoria, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • GLMRIS Brandon Road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating potential control options and technologies at Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream Interbasin transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) while minimizing impacts to Illinois Waterway uses and users.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Illinois Waterway Consolidated Lock Closures

    To maintain reliable navigation and avoid unscheduled long-duration closures on the Illinois Waterway (IWW), the locks need to undergo scheduled major rehabilitation and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LaGrange Lock, Illinois Waterway (Major Rehabilitation/Major Maintenance)

    LaGrange Lock, located on the Illinois Waterway at river mile 80.2, was put into service in 1939 and is in need of a major rehabilitation of lock concrete, electrical and mechanical systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peoria Illinois, Riverfront Development (Environmental Restoration)

    The principal goal of this project is to improve depth diversity enhancing aquatic habitat in Peoria Lake with ancillary recreational benefits.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repairs to Levee Systems/Flood Control Projects - Policy

    Corps of Engineers policy regarding repairs to levee systems and flood control projects damaged by floods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Saylorville Lake, Water Supply

    Water supply storage contract with the State of Iowa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small Boat Harbors

    All small boat harbor projects have a local sponsor, usually a municipality.
  • Springfield, Illinois (City Water, Light & Power) / Springfield Supplemental Water Supply SEIS - Permits

    The project is a proposed dam and 3000 acre water supply reservoir for the City of Springfield, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Ten Mile Creek Road - CAP Section 14

    Project would address an emergency streambank protection problem at two locations in Worth Township, Woodford Co., IL where Ten Mile parallels Ten Mile Creek Road.
  • Thomas J. O'Brien Lock and Controlling Works, Illinois Waterway, Illinois (Major Rehabilitation/Major Maintenance)

    The T.J. O’Brien Lock and Controlling Works is an aging structure which is at an increasing risk of failure.
  • Tonica Cemetery, Tonica, IL - CAP Section 14

    Increased water flow of Bailey Creek is cutting into the embankments at Fairview and Brookside cemeteries in the Village of Tonica.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UMRR Program - Rice Lake Complex HREP - LaGrange Pool

    Rice Lake is a 6,800-acre backwater complex located 24 miles southwest of Peoria, Illinois. The project lands are state owned and are managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (ILDNR) as a fish and wildlife area. The project goals are to enhance and restore wetland and aquatic habitat.
  • 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.
  • Unnamed Rock Tributary, Carbon Cliff, IL - CAP Section 205

    Carbon Cliff, Illinois, has a history of flooding from the Rock River and an unnamed tributary which runs through a portion of the City. The City would like assistance investigating alternatives, both structural and non-structural, to help reduce damages caused by flooding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Wagonseller Bridge, Tazewell County, IL - CAP Section 14

    The Mackinaw River has developed a meandering channel pattern, with the meander bends through this reach causing a significant change in the angle of flow through the Wagonseller Road Bridge. This project reviews opportunities to stabilize the Mackinaw River streambanks, Wagonseller Road Bridge, and north and south bridge approaches.
  • 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.