• Cedar Rapids flood risk study draft report available for public review and comment

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, has completed the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management Project Feasibility Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment, Public Review Draft. This document presents the evaluation of flood risk management alternatives for the City of Cedar Rapids. The report is available for public review and comment for a 30-day period beginning Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 30, 2010.
  • Saylorville Lake crest gates in need of repair; no impact to outflows

    Des Moines, Iowa -- (July 19, 2010) A thorough U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ inspection of Saylorville Lake’s inflatable pneumatic crest gates following the recent flood event has determined that the air bladders used to lift the gates are experiencing separation of the rubber ply layers resulting in the loss of an airtight seal.
  • USACE awards contract for pump station modification at Saylorville Lake

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a contract to Q.B.S. Inc., Alliance, Ohio, for $3,112,900 to perform repairs and modifications to the Big Creek Pump Station at Saylorville Lake on the Des Moines River in Polk County, Iowa.
  • USACE awards contract for pump station modification at Saylorville Lake

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a contract to Q.B.S. Inc., Alliance, Ohio, for $3,112,900 to perform repairs and modifications to the Big Creek Pump Station at Saylorville Lake on the Des Moines River in Polk County, Iowa.
  • USACE awards contract for floodwall repairs at Amana Remedial Works

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a contract to Hammer LGC, Inc., Caseyville, Ill., for $328,696 to perform floodwall repairs at Amana Remedial Works on the Iowa River, Coralville Lake Reservoir, Iowa County, Iowa.
  • Corps Increases Outflows from Coralville Lake

    Iowa City, Iowa -- Increased inflow due to rains occurring over the past 24 hours into Coralville Lake from its 3,084-square-mile watershed on the Iowa River continues to raise pool levels. In response to rainfall occurring over the Iowa River watershed and subsequent increased inflows into Coralville Lake; the National Weather Service’s 24-hour precipitation forecast; and the local, state and federally approved operating procedures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing outflows from Coralville Lake.
  • Saylorville Lake Inflows Will Overtop Spillway - Update

    Des Moines, Iowa -- (June 30, 2010) Inflows into the Saylorville Lake from its 5,823 square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River continue to cause pool levels to rise. In response to rainfall occurring over the Des Moines River watershed and subsequent increased inflows into Saylorville Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to release its maximum outflow from its conduit
  • Saylorville Lake Inflows Will Overtop Spillway - Update

    Des Moines, Iowa -- (June 30, 2010) Inflows into the Saylorville Lake from its 5,823 square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River continue to cause pool levels to rise. In response to rainfall occurring over the Des Moines River watershed and subsequent increased inflows into Saylorville Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to release its maximum outflow from its conduit.
  • Lake Red Rock Outflows Holding at 50,000 Cubic Feet Per Second

    Knoxville, Iowa -- (June 30, 2010) Increased inflow into Lake Red Rock from its 12,323 square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River continues to cause pool levels to rise as flood waters are stored. In response to the increased inflow due to heavy rainfall runoff over the Des Moines River watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has increased outflows from Lake Red Rock.
  • Corps of Engineers Raises Coralville Lake Outflows

    Iowa City, Iowa -- Increased inflow into Coralville Lake from its 3,084-square-mile watershed on the Iowa River continues to raise pool levels. In response to rainfall occurring over the Iowa River watershed; subsequent increased inflows into Coralville Lake; requests from the cities of Iowa City and Coralville, and the University of Iowa; and the potential for additional rainfall over the next several weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing outflows from Coralville Lake.