Rock Island District Public Notices

  • Manufacturing Drive Mill Creek Bridge Replacement, Clinton, IA (Public Notice ID #2021-0028)

    Expiration date: 2/14/2022

    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. All comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns that should be considered by the USACE in its decisions process are welcome. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful.

  • Iowa Department of Transportation (CEMVR-OD-P-2017-335)

    Expiration date: 1/19/2022

    This permit for the original project expired December 31, 2020. The Iowa Department of Transportation (IA DOT) is re-applying for the same permit for the purposes of obtaining a new permit that will allow them to complete the entire project. All of the impacts that were planned for in the original permit have been accounted for through the compensatory mitigation plan in the original permit. No additional mitigation will be required. The work described below was within the original permit, but it was not completed, and the IA DOT did not request an extension of time prior to the permit expiration.


    On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 73522) announcing the reissuance of 40 existing nationwide permits (NWPs) and one new NWP. These 41 NWPs will go into effect on February 25, 2022, and they will expire on March 14, 2026. Click the link below to view the full notice. 

  • Jones County Secondary Roads (CEMVR-RD-2021-1671)

    Expiration date: 2/5/2022

    The applicant proposes to construct a new 454’, 3-span, 15-degree skew BTE beam bridge crossing of Landis Road over the Wapsipinicon (Wapsi) River southeast of Anamosa, Iowa. The new bridge would be approximately 900 feet downstream of the existing bridge. The existing bridge will be abandoned in place. The project also consists of the placement of approach road embankment fill, revetment stone for bank armoring, and shaping of the stream channel banks to transition to the new structure opening. The wetland delineation report identified one 1.6-acre farmed wetland on east side of the Wapsi. The project is expected to permanently impact 1.41 acres of this farmed wetland with grading and fill. An additional 0.10 acres within the right-of-way may be temporarily disturbed during construction, but the ground surface elevations will remain the same such that continued wetland conditions can exist after construction. The applicant is proposing to purchase wetland credits for compensatory mitigation for permanent wetland impacts.

  • Informational Public Notice for: Holiday Harbor Inc. (CEMVR-RD-2021-0409)

    This informational notice is being issued to inform the public that the permit application for the Holiday Harbor, Inc. barge fleeting project, CEMVR-RD-2021-0409, has been withdrawn. The application was withdrawn because the Corps did not receive the required data relevant to the permit application and was not able to evaluate the requested information. No public hearing will be held since this proposed project is no longer an active permit application. The purpose of holding a public hearing would be to gather information necessary for the Corps’ public interest decision that may not otherwise be available.

  • Galena Road Gravel, Inc. (CEMVR-RD-2021-1463)

    Expiration date: 1/17/2022

    The applicant is seeking after-the-fact authorization for relocation of Hallock Creek approximately 150 feet to the west of the original alignment. Hallock Creek broke out of its banks on July 15, 2021, due to extreme rainfall and caused flooding in the area. The bank failed on the east side and flowed directly into the gravel pit. As an emergency measure a new channel was dug to the west of the old channel following approximately the same flow path. The replaced channel was approximately 1,030 feet long, the newly created channel is approximately 1,090 feet long has 5:1 slope and is 5-6 feet wide at base. The primary purpose of the emergency project was to stop continual flow of water into the gravel pit.

  • City of Des Moines (CEMVR-RD-2021-1434)

    Expiration date: 1/5/2022

    The Applicant proposes to construct a small flood control facility to reduce the frequency and duration of flooding events for the local area by replacing the existing infrastructure and limiting peak flow rates by providing regional flood control at this location. Specifically, this project will include replacing the existing wood structure culverts and storm sewer system with RCP and concrete box culverts. The outfall of this structure will discharge into 8' flat bottom channel with 4:1 side slope. This site will consist of construction of a detention basin constructed by enlarging and dredging adjacent to an existing V-bottom channel. It will aide in the reduction of bank erosion and channel stability and to provide additional storage during large rainfall events. Bank armoring will be implemented through the cut-banks of the channel improvements to prevent erosion and improve water quality. This will include Class "D" Rip-Rap and geo-grid material. The proposed detention cell will have an outlet structure that provides a pre-development release rates and will aide in the reduction of the overall peak flow rates. The detention basin will be seeded with wetland vegetation.


    Expiration date: 1/10/2022

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Rock Island District, upon review and with the assistance of an Interagency Review Team, which includes the Illinois DNR and U.S. EPA have approved standard service areas in Illinois, Rock Island District area of responsibility only.  The proposed standard service areas have been adopted which provide consistency between and among service areas across the Rock Island District’s area in the state of Illinois for both mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs. Standard service areas will expedite permitting processes, provide consistency across all banks/in-lieu fee programs, and will better align our district with regional mitigation practices. The standard service area maps have been approved and existing mitigation banks will have an opportunity to notify the Corps of their intent to modify their banking instrument to adopt the new standard service areas. Any bank that wishes to keep its approved and existing service area may do so. Any pending mitigation bank or in-lieu fee program that has not been approved will be required to utilize the new standard service areas. There will be no secondary service areas.

  • Iowa and Illinois Department of Transportation (CEMVR-RD-2021-1590)

    Expiration date: 1/8/2022

    The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting authorization to demolish the existing eastbound and westbound I-74 bridges that span the Mississippi River between Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. The new dual I-74 bridges, which are being constructed on a new alignment that is shifted to the east (upstream) of the existing I-74 alignment, are nearing completion, and once they are open to traffic the existing bridges will be taken out of service. The proposed project will involve the removal of all elements of the existing suspension bridges, approach spans, substructures, and all but one set of piers. The demolition of the old bridges will be let as two separate projects, IM-074-1(210)5--1382 and IM-074-1(214)5--13-82. Project (210) will provide for the removal of the existing bridges between the Bettendorf anchorage structures located on the Iowa shoreline and the Moline anchorage structure located in the middle of the river. Under Project (210), removal will include the bridge superstructures (north of the Moline anchorage), the Bettendorf anchorages, the Moline anchorage, and Piers A, B, C, and D. Project (214) will provide for the removal of the bridges from Piers E, which are located just south of the Moline anchorage structure, to Piers L, which are located along the Illinois shoreline. Under Project (214), removal will include the remaining bridge superstructures (south of the Moline anchorage) and Piers E, F, G, H, J, and L. Piers A, B, C, D and the Moline anchorages will be removed down to bedrock, whereas Piers E, F, G, H, J, and L will be removed to at least one foot below the existing mud line. The Pier K structures will remain in place in order to avoid disturbance to sensitive mussel habitat. Following demolition of the bridges, the Pier K structures will be equipped with navigational lighting.

  • South River Industrial Levee Subdistrict (CEMVR-RD-2020-1454 & 408-MVR-2021-009)

    Expiration date: 12/17/2021

    The purpose of the project is bank stabilization. High water and flooding have caused continued bank erosion along the Mississippi River (MR) and South River (SR). Bank migration is encroaching on the SIRLS levee systems, mainly the MR levee and the SR levee. Continued migration could drastically impact levee stability and functionality.