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To facilitate major repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will be closing six of the eight locks and dams on the Illinois Waterway in the year 2020. The closures are scheduled to take place simultaneously to lessen impact to commercial navigation as much as possible. For more information click the link below.
2020 Lock Closures
To facilitate major repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will be closing six of the eight locks and dams on the Illinois Waterway in the year 2020. The closures are scheduled to take place simultaneously to lessen impact to commercial navigation as much as possible. For more information click the link below.
Unstable ice conditions are being reported at all three Rock Island District reservoirs this winter. Moving water beneath the ice and fluctuating water levels create hazards that are not visible from the surface. Please stay off the ice.
Don't Risk It
Unstable ice conditions are being reported at all three Rock Island District reservoirs this winter. Moving water beneath the ice and fluctuating water levels create hazards that are not visible from the surface. Please stay off the ice.
Each year, hundreds of bald eagles overwinter near the lock and dams on the Mississippi River. Open water below the dams provide a steady food source of stunned fish for eagles to feed.
Eagle Watching Along the Mississippi River
Each year, hundreds of bald eagles overwinter near the lock and dams on the Mississippi River. Open water below the dams provide a steady food source of stunned fish for eagles to feed.
A photographic look back at the year 2018 in the Rock Island District. 

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2018 Year in Review Video
A photographic look back at the year 2018 in the Rock Island District. Subscribe to our YouTube channel today to stay on top of current events in the Rock Island District.
Free Boating Safety Class
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, April 13, 2019 4:30 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event Every 2 week(s) on Saturday until 5/11/2019 (total 3 events)
Importance:
High Priority High Priority
Category:
Program
Description:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is offering free boating safety classes. This class is recommended for anyone who is new to boating, families that enjoy weekend boating adventures, or seasoned boaters who would just like to brush up on their safe boating knowledge. This is a classroom-based safety course. Anyone over the age of 12 can be certified and only one 8-hour course is needed to complete the certification.  

Upon successful completion of the 8-hour class and written exam, participants will be issued an Illinois DNR Boat Safety Certificate, which is honored in both Iowa and Illinois. 

For more information and to register call the Mississippi River Visitor Center at 309-794-5338.

 

Owned by Emily Garrison On Sunday, January 20, 2019