Rock Island District Public Notices

  • Lamberts Landing Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank (CEMVR-RD-2023-0464)

    Expiration date: 8/5/2023

    The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on approximately 79-acres of property owned by MADD, LLC. This project would result in the generation of emergent wetland, forested wetland, and stream compensatory mitigation credits. The goal of this project is to restore 27.07-acres of emergent wetland and 4.43-acres of forested wetland, enhance 23.64-acres of existing wetland and 13.56-acres of forested wetland, and establish 9.71-acres of buffer to generate an initial estimate of 52.53 wetland credits and restore 1,652 linear feet of stream to generate an initial estimate of 3,056 stream credits.

  • Realignment of Regulatory Program Areas of Responsibility between Rock Island District and Chicago District

    Effective August 01, 2023, the Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program areas of responsibility between the Rock Island District and Chicago District in Illinois will be changed. This change in boundaries between the two Districts is part of a larger effort to realign the Districts along watershed boundaries in accordance with OPORD 2020-04 (USACE Mission Realignment Implementation). In order to reduce impacts to the public, the Districts have agreed to change the Regulatory boundaries along county lines as opposed to watershed boundaries. To achieve this, the Regulatory Program responsibilities within the four counties of Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, and Iroquois will be transferred from the Rock Island District to the Chicago District. All of Lee, Dekalb, LaSalle, Livingston, and parts of Ford County will remain in the Rock Island District.

  • Stream Compensatory Mitigation Bank Proposal (CEMVR-RD-2023-0807)

    Expiration date: 8/5/2023

    This project is the second phase of the overall Trails End Mitigation Bank project. The first phase of the project (Corps Project No. CEMVR-OD-P-20190433) included creation, restoration, and enhancement of emergent and forested wetlands, as well as creation of upland buffer under the same name and which occupies a portion of the site. The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 285.62-acres of property owned by the Polk County Conservation Board.

  • Re-issuance of Regional General Permit 26 Emergency Reconstruction and Repair Activities for Flood Damaged Areas In All Waters of the U.S. in the State of Illinois (CEMVR-RD-2022-0504 )

    Expiration date: 6/27/2028

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, HAS REISSUED Regional General Permit 26 for work associated with emergency reconstruction and repair activities in all waters of the United States (including rivers, lakes, streams and wetland areas) in the State of Illinois within the regulatory boundaries of the Rock Island District, St. Louis District, Chicago District and Memphis District, under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344).

  • Silver Lake Growth, LLC (CEMVR-RD-2023-0682)

    Expiration date: 7/28/2023

    Project Location: The project is located on a 30-acre parcel on the south shore of Silver Lake to the northwest of the intersection of Beachcomber Drive and Highway 9, on both sides of the recreational trail. Section 33, Township 100 North, Range 38 West, Dickinson County, Iowa Project Description: This project involves developing a 30-acre parcel on the south shore of Silver Lake for either residential and/or commercial use as well as reconstructing a proposed recreational trail along one of the wetlands. Currently, the parcel contains approximately 21 acres of delineated wetlands of which 5.41 acres will be filled during project work. This project includes grading, road paving, trail paving, storm sewer improvements, installation of water and sanitary sewer services, and construction of structures. The intent of this proposed development is to follow the natural ridge that separates the two wetland areas with the proposed roadway. 

  • MidAmerican Energy (CEMVR-RD-2023-0598)

    Expiration date: 7/22/2023

    The applicant proposes to demolish: the main building, and turbine hall associated outbuildings and structures, two cooling water intake screen houses (Screen House Nos.1 and 2), and the removal of underground facilities associated with the plant. Restoration primarily consists of placing imported earth fill to raise the elevation of portions of the site, restoration of the river bank at the location of the main building, and modification of the stormwater drainage system.

  • Land of the Swamp White Oak (Maurer) Wetland Mitigation Bank (CEMVR-RD-2023-0799)

    Expiration date: 7/22/2023

    Project Location: The proposed site is located within Section 31, Township 79 North, Range 2 West, Cedar County, Iowa.  Bank Objectives: The fundamental objective of compensatory mitigation is to offset environmental losses resulting from unavoidable impacts to waters of the United States (WOTUS) authorized by Department of the Army Permits. Other Objectives include the support of the national goal of no net-loss of wetlands, the enhancement of wildlife habitat within the Pee Dee Creek-Cedar River watershed, to compensate for wetland losses in a manner which contributes to the long-term ecological functioning of the watershed where the bank is located, the reduction of temporal losses of wetland functions, and to restore and enhance water quality and habitat within the Land of the Swamp White Oak Preserve. Project Description/Bank Establishment: The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 96-acres of property owned by The Nature Conservancy of Iowa (TNC), which is within TNC’s Land of the Swamp White Oak Preserve. This project would result in the generation of wetland compensatory mitigation credits. The goal of this project is to restore 22.7-acres of wetland, enhance 23.3-acres of existing wetland, and enhance 45.4-acres of buffer to generate an initial estimate of 45.68 wetland credits. The bank sponsor proposes to use different construction methods to aid in the completion of this project. Hydrologic restoration will include plugging existing onsite ditches in addition to light grading of specific areas. Improvements to the vegetative community include management to remove and control invasive species while promoting the growth of native species. Specifically, management may include chemical or mechanical removal of invasives and/or the use of periodic prescribed burns. Establishment of native plant communities will focus on herbaceous wet prairie species within wetland areas and will include interspersed tree planting. Wetland buffer areas will be planted with an upland prairie seed mix again with interspersed tree plantings. A wetland delineation, and additional information on construction techniques, target plant community types, and detailed planting plans will be completed prior to the submission of the draft Mitigation Banking Instrument.

  • STATE OF MISSOURI ISSUANCE OF REGIONAL GENERAL PERMIT 41 (GP-41) FLOOD RECOVERY/REPAIR ACTIVITES – STATES OF MISSOURI (CEMVR-OD-P-2017-1263)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, HAS ISSUED GP-41, authorizing the protection and the repair of existing damaged structures, damaged land areas, and damaged fills that were previously authorized by a Department of the Army (DA) permit. GP-41 is issued under the authority of Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) and/or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344). The GP-41 authorizes disaster recovery and repair activities within the Rock Island District’s regulatory boundary within the State of Missouri, provided that the project proponent, contractor, etc. complies with all general, special and water quality certification conditions included in GP-41. Additionally, GP-41 does not obviate the project proponent from obtaining other Federal, state, and/or local authorizations, required by law, prior to completing the authorized work described in GP-41. The limit of authorization of GP-41 is to those areas within the Rock Island District’s regulatory boundary in Missouri that have been declared a natural disaster area by the governor of the state or by the President of the United States. Other Corps of Engineers Districts with regulatory authority in the State of Missouri will issue a similar Department of the Army permit that authorizes disaster recovery activities specific to each of those districts.

  • Cassville Lower Dredge Placement (CEMVR-RD-2023-0800)

    Expiration date: 7/12/2023

    A high water event on the Mississippi River has caused significant shoaling within the 9-Foot Navigation Channel in the District’s area of operation. Water levels are falling rapidly, and actual depths are forecast to fall below nine feet by 11 June 2023 in the Cassville Lower Reach. The activity is considered an imminent closure in accordance with the GREAT II, Channel Maintenance Handbook dated December 1980. Barge groundings are imminent and navigation delays are likely with elevated risks for channel closures. With water levels continuing to fall, the District anticipates these areas are likely to result in channel closures without channel maintenance dredging. The District is declaring this situation an emergency. USACE procedures associated with implementing emergency actions prior to completion of environmental coordination are addressed in 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 337.7 (Practice and Procedures, Emergency Actions) and 33 CFR § 230.8 (Procedures for Implementing National Environmental Policy Act, Emergency Actions). The District has initiated environmental coordination with Federal and State agencies but has not completed all environmental compliance requirements for dredged material placement. The District intends to satisfy as many requirements before dredging as possible, but some requirements may be met after-the-fact. The emergency action is not considered major in scope, and the District does not anticipate it will result in significant environmental impacts.

  • Rock Creek Lake (CEMVR-RD-2023-277)

    Expiration date: 6/7/2023

    The applicant proposes to stabilize the bank of Rock Creek Lake by placing rock armoring along the shoreline at 57 locations for a total distance of18,510 linear feet. Most of the riprap is new and will be placed along the shoreline on a 2:1slope with the toe at a depth below ordinary high-water mark between one to three feet. The riprap will be placed one to three feet below pool elevation. No bank reshaping is required. All disturbed areas will be seeded, mulched, and fertilized. The applicant has stated there are no impacts on existing wetlands, no borrow areas, stockpile and staging will occur in existing gravel parking lots, there will be no tree clearing, and existing trees will be preserved and worked around with small equipment. There is no borrow areas needed for this project and the riprap will come from a limestone rock quarry. The purpose of this project is to stabilize the shoreline of Rock Creek Lake