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Lockport Lock and Dam Closes Temporarily Due to Gun Range Activity

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, temporarily closed the Lockport Lock and Dam today when crews at the lock became concerned about gun range activity in close proximity to lock operations. [Read More]
Published: Nov-13-18

Public Input Sought on Green Bay Levee & Drainage District Alteration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is reviewing a request from the Green Bay Levee & Drainage District No. 2 located near Burlington, Iowa, to alter the height of their levee. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-18

Coralville Lake to Host Halloween Haunted Trail Event

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting its 3rd Annual Haunted Trail at Coralville Lake. The event will be held at Sugar Bottom Campground located at 2192 Mehaffey Bridge Road, NE, Solon, Iowa, 52333 on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. each night. The haunted trail is recommended for tweens, teens and adults. A family area with nature activities, a PG movie, bounce house, face painting and more will be available for participants of all ages. [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-18

The Annual Saylorville Lake Halloween Prowl

Halloween ProwlSaylorville Lake Visitor Center Saturday, October 273:00 – 5:00 p.m. – [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-18

Halloween Event Canceled at Shady Creek Recreation Area

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has canceled the Trick-or-Treat Halloween event, scheduled for October 27, at the Shady Creek Recreation Area near Muscatine, Iowa. The event was canceled due to ongoing flooding along the Mississippi River and the need for extensive cleanup once river levels recede. [Read More]
Published: Oct-16-18

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center to Reopen Friday, Oct. 12

OTTAWA, Illinois. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will reopen the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, on Friday, October 12. [Read More]
Published: Oct-11-18

Corps to Increase Outflows at Coralville Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily increase the outflows at Coralville Lake in accordance with the water control plan. The increase, which is planned for later today, takes outflows from 10,000 to 12,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). [Read More]
Published: Oct-10-18

Lake Red Rock Update

On Monday, October 8, the South Overlook boat ramp will be closed until further notice due to rising lake levels. The portion of the Volksweg Trail around the Marina Cove bay will also be closed. Boat ramps that are currently open include those at the Whitebreast Recreation Area, Marina Cove and Elk Rock State Park (just off of Highway 14) for lake access, and Howell Station Landing for river access below the dam. Please note that parking areas at the Marina Cove ramp are very limited during times of high water. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information, check out www.rivergages.com. If you have questions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690. [Read More]
Published: Oct-07-18

Illinois Waterway Visitor Center to Close Temporarily October 1

OTTAWA, Illinois. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, on October 1. [Read More]
Published: Sep-28-18

Recreation Closures Continue at Coralville Lake

IOWA CITY, Iowa - All public day use boat ramps managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Coralville Lake remain closed at this time. This includes the Curtis Bridge, Mehaffey Bridge, Sandy Beach, Sugar Bottom, and West Overlook boat ramps. Lake MacBride Boat Ramp which is managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources also remains closed. West Overlook Recreation Area campsites 61-89 and Sugar Bottom Recreation Area campsites 156-181 and 192-214 as well as the campground boat ramp at Sugar Bottom also remain closed. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-18
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