Rock Island District Public Notices

Ames Lake Flood Control Project Disposal

Rock Island District
Published May 2, 2022
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.

Comments can be submitted via this online COMMENT FORM, through email at:, or by writing to the address below.

To request a paper copy or CD, contact the District’s Environmental Compliance Branch at 309-794-5791, email, or write to:

Department of the Army
US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Attn: Jordan (PD-C) Clock Tower Building
P. O. Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004


The District is proposing to dispose all federally-managed land parcels, approximately 197-acres, of the de-authorized Ames Lake Flood Control Project, Story County, Iowa, to Story County, in accordance with Section 133 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law (PL) 110-161. 

The Project is in north central Story County, Iowa, between Story City and Ames, Iowa. The Project land tracts are adjacent to or near the Skunk River


No-Action Alternative - Under the No Action Alternative, the District would not complete the land dispose to Story County Conservation. While the No Action Alternative is not viable due to the authorized requirement to dispose the land, the District used this alternative as a baseline condition to compare all the other alternatives.


Alternative 2 - Under this alternative, the District would dispose all parcels, approximately 197 acres, of the de-authorized Ames Lake Flood Control Project to Story County, Iowa. This activity would be administrative in nature. No land disturbance or change inland use would take place because of the land disposal.