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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

Corps of Engineers to Increase Coralville Lake Outflows

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily increase the outflows at Coralville Lake to expedite evacuation of flood waters from the reservoir. The increase, which is planned for later today, takes outflows from the current seasonal maximum of 6,000 to 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-18

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Coralville Lake

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is celebrating National Public Lands Day at Coralville Lake, Saturday, September 29. Festivities will include a park cleanup and an outdoor concert. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with the park cleanup from 1-4 p.m., trash bags and gloves will be provided. Following the cleanup, all registered volunteers will receive a voucher for free entry into a federal park or a single night of camping at Coralville Lake. To register, call 319-338-3543, ext. 6308 or e-mail Coralville.Lake@usace.army.mil. Onsite registration will also be available the day of the event at the Coralville Lake Visitor Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-18

Saylorville Lake Water on the Rise

JOHNSTON, Iowa - Just as the lake level reached normal conservation pool, recent rain has caused Saylorville Lake water levels to rise. Due to forecasted water elevations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have closed the following areas: Cherry Glen Lower Boat Ramp, Oak Grove Beach Access, NW Jester Park Drive and Control Tower Road. These areas will be closed until lake levels subside and they can be cleaned up and brought back into service. Check current boat ramp availability by calling 515-509-2015, then 30#. [Read More]
Published: Sep-07-18

Work Set to Begin to Repair Guidewall at Locks and Dam 15

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has mobilized construction crews as part of a contract to repair the lower guidewall at Locks and Dam 15 located adjacent to the Rock Island Arsenal and Government Bridge swing span [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-18

Closures at Coralville Lake

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Due to rising lake levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake are closing several recreational areas starting September 4. Closed areas will include the Curtis Bridge Boat Ramp, the boat ramp and swim beach at Sandy Beach Day Use Area, campsites 170-181 and 194-208 and the beaches and boat ramp at the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area. Due to water over the roadway, 140th Street between Ely Road and the Sandy Beach Day Use Area will also be impassible. [Read More]
Published: Sep-04-18

Corps to Host Several Public Open House Events for Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting four public open house events to [Read More]
Published: Jul-27-18

Corps to Host Several Public Open House Events for Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is hosting four public open house events to seek comment on the Draft Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual Feasibility Report with an Integrated Environmental Assessment. The Feasibility Report describes the alternatives considered and makes a recommendation on revisions to the Des Moines River Basin Master Reservoir Regulation Manual which includes the Water Control Plans for Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock. Proposed updates to the Manual will be discussed during the meetings and District staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss comments, questions and/or concerns regarding the Manual update. [Read More]
Published: Jul-23-18

Corps to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement near Keithsburg, Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public meeting and open house July 16 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration at the Keithsburg Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. The event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the New Boston Community Center located at 502 Main St., New Boston, Illinois. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-18

Saylorville Lake Closes Additional Areas Due to High Lake Levels and Releases - July 3, 2018

Due to high lake levels and releases, several Saylorville Lake facilities are closed. NW 78th Avenue [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-18
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