US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District


Dempsey J. Prappas
Coralville Lake Outflow
Locks and Dam 15 roller gates raised for high water.
Coralville Lake Tailwater
Dredge material placement in Pool 16 on the Mississippi River.
Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam
A large section of the lower guidewall at Locks and Dam 15 was removed in May 2017 after engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District noticed portions of the wall had moved significantly. At the time, it was determined that four monoliths making up a portion of the guidewall needed to be demolished as the failing concrete created risk to the navigation system.
On May, 24, 2018, Col. Steve Sattinger became the 49th commander of the Rock Island District. He assumed command from Col. Craig Baumgartner. As commander, Sattinger oversees the District's water resource development programs which span five states and 78,000 square miles.
Mississippi River Auxiliary Lock 14

Corporate Communications

The Corporate Communications Office is the principal point of contact for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. Corporate Communications is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the District's activities and about the priorities and policies of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The office offers a variety of services, including news releases, public and media queries, community relations, crisis communications, media relations, support for briefings and presentations, web page review, social media and speakers. Other responsibilities of the Corporate Communications Office include internal information, brochures, photojournalism, displays, media training and assistance in special events.

Request a Speaker

Do you want to learn more about flood risk management, our locks and dams, or the Districts history? The Corps has a vareity of subject matter experts that are more than happy to share their knowledge about what they do and the Corps missions. Contact Corporate Communications and put in a request for a speaker to present in your classroom, at your next meeting or conference.

Media Contact Information

Contact Us

Corporate Communications Office

Rock Island District, Clock Tower Building
P.O. Box 2004
1500 Rock Island Drive
Rock Island, IL   61204

Phone: (309) 794-4200

District Magazine

 Check out the Tower Times a regular publication produced by the Corporate Communications Office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District.