US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Annual Saylorville Lake Halloween Prowl

    Halloween ProwlSaylorville Lake Visitor Center Saturday, October 273:00 – 5:00 p.m. –
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).