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  • Corps Contractor to Begin Taking Soil Borings

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Terracon, will be performing borings along the east bank of the Cedar River. The work will begin in March 2010 and will be completed by the end of the month. Terracon will drill approximately 43 holes to determine what the subsurface soil conditions are like.
  • Corps to host scoping meeting for Lake Red Rock, Hickory Ridge Project

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Come be a part of creating a new attraction at Lake Red Rock. On March 10, 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and the Lake Red Rock Association will host a public scoping meeting for the Hickory Ridge Project. The meeting will be held at the Lake Red Rock Project office, 1105 Highway T-15, Knoxville, Iowa, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Corps, City to host public meeting for Des Moines, Raccoon Rivers project

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Des Moines will host a public meeting for the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers project Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Des Moines City Council Chambers, 400 Robert D Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Corps Seeks Public Comment on Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has released the Draft Definite Project Report for the Rice Lake, Ill., Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project for public review and comment. The 30-day public comment period begins January 28.
  • Corps Seeks Agricultural Lease Applications at Lake Red Rock, Red Rock Dam Project

    Rock Island, Illinois — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking applications for seven leases for agricultural purposes, with a total of 458 acres. The leases are for a five-year term. Applications will be evaluated based upon the highest annual rental proposed.
  • Corps and DNR Host Rice Lake Open House

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend an open house for the Environmental Management Program’s Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project.
  • Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study Continues

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District, in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, continues to review and evaluate flood risk management alternatives for the City. The Corps has completed a preliminary analysis for an alternative that mirrors the City of Cedar Rapids’ preferred plan. This alternative includes levees and floodwalls on both sides of the Cedar River built to June 2008 record flood levels.
  • Corps Seeks Contractors for Dresden Island Dam Emergency Scour Repairs

    MORRIS, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District is soliciting contract proposals for emergency scour repair work at Dresden Island Lock and Dam, 1-1/2 miles downstream from the mouth of the Kankakee River and approximately 15 miles southwest of Joliet, Illinois. Due to the urgency of this repair, the solicitation period is abbreviated to close on January 4, 2010.
  • Army Corps Rehabilitating Lockport Canal Wall with American Recovery Act Funding

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $64,000,000 construction contract to Walsh Construction Company of Chicago for rehabilitation of the left descending Lockport Canal Wall. The multi-year project is a high priority within the Corps and the Administration. Construction is expected to be complete in December 2011.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Mississippi River Recreation Area Paving

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has awarded a contract for $397,959.51 for the Grant River Recreation Area Paving Project in Grant County, Wisconsin.