Rock Island District Public Notices

  • City of Perry, Iowa (CEMVR-RD-2020-610)

    Expiration date: 6/15/2022

    The applicant proposes to expand the Perry Municipal Airport by the relocation and construction of Runway 14/32, 400 feet west, to a length of 4,000 feet and a width of 100 feet. Construction will occur in two phases. Phase 1 will also include a new airfield lighting system consisting of medium intensity runway edge lights, navigational aids, and an electrical vault building. Phase 2 will incorporate a 1,500- foot extension for a Runway 14/32 length of 5,500 feet and converting the existing runway to a full-length taxiway. As proposed Phase 2 will require closure and realignment of approximately ¾ mile of 150th Street south of the airport. Click the link below to view the full notice.

  • Lafarge-Holcim, LLC. (CEMVR-RD-2021-1478)

    Expiration date: 6/14/2022

    The purpose of the project is barge mooring and fleeting. Install concrete dead-men anchorages at locations along the RDB of the Illinois River to fleet strings of empty and or loaded inland waterway product barges. The upriver dead-men will be located approximately 100 feet inland (northerly) of the RDB shoreline and the down-river dead-men located approximately 210 feet inland (northerly) of the RDB shoreline. Each dead-man would be excavated into the shoreline sediment and or bedrock and filled with cast-in-place concrete. A length of heavy anchor chain would be embedded into each dead-man allowing for the attachment of a length of large diameter wire rope extending to the river and secured to the floating product barge string(s). Two fleeting areas are proposed, with the downriver fleet anticipated to be no larger than l05 feet wide by 400 feet long, with a maximum of 6 barges in a 3-barges wide by 2-barges long configuration, and the upriver fleet anticipated to be no larger than 70 feet wide by 1,200 feet long, with a maximum of 12 barges in a 2-barges wide by 6-barges long configuration. The number of barges would vary based on the scheduled demand of empty or loaded product barges. The down-river fleet is anticipated to extend from approximate River miles 229.15 to 229.23, and the up-river from approximate River miles 229.35 to 229.58. Any areas disturbed will be restored after work is completed. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • Sny Island Levee Drainage District – Reach 1 Seepage Berm (Public Notice ID #2020-0033)

    Expiration date: 6/9/2022

    Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army Section 408 permission for certain work at or near a federally-authorized flood risk management project of the United States, as described below and shown on attached figures. Written comments are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration. Comments will become part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) administrative record and will be considered in determining whether to approve the request. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns that should be considered by the USACE in its decisions process are all welcome. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful. This public notice is not a paid advertisement and is for public information only. Issuance of this notice does not imply USACE endorsement of the project as described. REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), Sny Island Levee Drainage District requested permission to modify a portion of their Reach 1 Levee, an existing federally-authorized flood risk management project. LOCATION: The proposed project is located along the mainstem portion of the Reach 1 Levee in Pike County, Illinois. LOCATION MAP(S)/DRAWING(S): See Figures 1 and 2. REQUESTER’S PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed project would construct a seepage berm along approximately 2.6 linear miles of the mainstem portions of the Sny Island Levee Drainage District Reach 1 Levee in Pike County, Illinois from levee stations 424+00 to 555+00. Seepage and large boils formed in this area during the 2019 Flood. The proposed seepage berm would reduce seepage rates and improve levee slope stability, thus reducing pumping rates. Material to construct this project would come from the existing Cave Hollow Dredged Material Placement Site near River Mile 305.6 within Reach 1 of the Sny Island Drainage Levee District. No additional dredge, borrow, or excavation would be required as this site contains enough material.

  • Ingersoll Run Outlet Sewer (Public Notice ID #2021-0039)

    Expiration date: 6/3/2022

    Interested parties are hereby notified the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rock Island District (District), received an application for a Department of the Army Section 408 permission for certain work at or near a federally-authorized flood risk management project of the United States, as described below and shown on attached figures. Written comments are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration. Comments will become part of the District’s administrative record and will be considered in determining whether to approve the request. Comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns that should be considered by the District in its decisions process are all welcome. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful. This public notice is not a paid advertisement and is for public information only. Issuance of this notice does not imply District endorsement of the project as described. Click the link below to view the full notice. REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 USC 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), the City of Des Moines, Iowa requested permission to modify the Des Moines II - Right Descending Bank Des Moines River/ Left Descending bank Raccoon River Levee, an existing federally authorized flood risk management project situated along the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. LOCATION: The proposed project is located near MLK Jr. Parkway at Southwest Second Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. Click the link below to view the full public notice.

  • Ames Lake Flood Control Project Disposal

    Expiration date: 6/2/2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has released for public review the Environmental Assessment titled, Ames Lake Flood Control Project Disposal, dated May 2022, which includes details on how the District intends to meet its environmental compliance requirements for the project. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the alternative analysis and proposed alternative for this project through June 2, 2022.ative for this project through June 2, 2022.

  • White Fox Mitigation Bank Phase II (CEMVR-RD-2022-0577)

    Expiration date: 5/29/2022

    The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 47.6 acres of privately owned property that would result in the establishment of both emergent wetland and stream mitigation credits. One of the goals of this bank is to restore 4,022 linear feet of White Fox Creek to generate an initial estimate of 35,382.16 stream credits. The bank sponsor proposes to use many different in-stream methods to aid in restoring this portion of White Fox Creek, including improving floodplain connectivity, installation of floodplain benches, and restoring stability in highly eroded areas by re-sloping and reshaping the banks and applying bank stabilization if necessary.

  • Rusted Anchor, Gabe Nagy (CEMVR-RD-2022-0189)

    Expiration date: 5/11/2022

    The applicant is proposing to construct a jetty on the Mississippi River to protect downstream dock from ice flows. The jetty would be approximately 150 feet long and 40 feet wide at the base, approximately 0.14 acres of riverbed would be impacted. The primary purpose of the project is to divert ice flows away from shoreline to prevent damage to docks located downstream of jetty. Click the link below to view the notice. 

  • City of West Des Moines (CEMVR-RD-2021-1061)

    Expiration date: 5/4/2022

    The City of West Des Moines is proposing to construct a new stormwater detention facility along the segment of Blue Creek located north of Interstate 235 between 22nd Street and Valley West Drive. The proposed project is needed to reduce the potential for flooding to streets and nearby residences. The project will consist of constructing 5 storm water basins that will be connected via a culvert/let-down structure system. Click the link below to view full notice. 

  • Buena Vista County Conservation Board (CEMVR-RD-2021-1254)

    Expiration date: 4/15/2022

    The applicant proposes to stabilize existing site conditions and restore recreational opportunities in the Little Sioux River at the Linn Grove Dam after a 2019 flood event breached the earthen south extension of the dam. The newly eroded channel south of the dam and former river channel will be stabilized and partially filled to restore the former dam crest elevation, however the new channel will be maintained as an additional conveyance channel to expand the unit width of the overall structure. A total of 3,980 linear feet of rock bank stabilization (mostly Iowa DOT Class D and some Class B quarry rock revetment) are proposed. Rootwads will be installed at the left descending bank of the new channel for a distance of 203 linear feet at the upstream end, and 100 linear feet at the downstream end where a floodplain channel will be reconnected to the new channel. The rootwads will be collected from the project site where tree removal is unavoidable due to site restoration earthwork.

  • Ansley Land, LLC (CEMVR-RD-2021-1713)

    Expiration date: 4/15/2022

    The proposed project is located in Section 21, Township 83 North, Range 24 West, Story County, Iowa within the City of Ames. It is located between Cedar Lane to the west and University Boulevard to the east and Aurora Avenue to the north. Lat. 41.98878, Lon. -93.644698. Click the link below for complete details.