• Lake Red Rock Water Releases Increase; Localized Downstream Flooding to Occur

    Knoxville, Iowa -- Increased inflow into Lake Red Rock from its 12,323 square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River is causing pool levels to rise as flood waters are stored. In response to the increased inflow and National Weather Service forecast for rainfall over the Des Moines River watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase outflows from Lake Red Rock over the next several days.
  • Corps hosts meeting to discuss flood risk plan for Cedar Rapids

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to attend informational meetings for the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feasibility Study, June 23 at the Crowne Center Plaza Five Seasons Hotel. The purpose of the meetings is to explain the Corps’ tentatively selected plan for flood risk management for Cedar Rapids.
  • Corps to host meeting about Cedar River Feasibility Study

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to attend informational meetings for the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feasibility Study, June 23 at the Crowne Center Plaza Five Seasons Hotel. The purpose of the meetings is to explain the Corps’ tentatively selected plan for flood risk management for Cedar Rapids.
  • Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for recreation area rehab at Saylorville Lake

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a contract in the amount of $743,763 for Sandpiper Recreation Area Rehabilitation at Saylorville Lake in Polk County, Iowa.
  • Coralville Lake Outflows Being Reduced

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is reducing Coralville Reservoir outflows to 1000 cubic feet per second or less on Thursday June 3, 2010, to allow for divers to survey for freshwater mussels just below Park Road Bridge in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Corps and Iowa DNR begin Ventura Marsh restoration

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the beginning of construction with a ground breaking ceremony for the Ventura Marsh Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the project site.
  • Public Invited to Lake Koshkonong Information Meeting & Workshop

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The public is invited to attend and participate in a public information meeting and workshop concerning improvements to Lake Koshkonong on Thursday, May 13, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fort Atkinson High School, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
  • Contract awarded for Peoria River Development, Stage II

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The US Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded a contract for the Peoria Riverfront Development, Illinois (Ecosystem Restoration) Upper Mid-sized Island Critical Restoration Project, Stage II.
  • Army Corps Alters Saylorville Lake Outflows in Anticipation of Spring Flooding

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Corps of Engineers is implementing additional measures in an effort to keep water from flowing over Saylorville Lake's spillway. Recent rains and snowmelt due to higher-than-expected temperatures in the Des Moines River basin have increased inflows into the Lake resulting in the projected Lake elevation exceeding previous estimates.
  • Army Corps Alters Saylorville Lake Operations in Anticipation of Spring Flooding

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – In preparation for the National Weather Service’s high probability forecast for spring 2010 flooding due to snowmelt and rainfall runoff, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a temporary, minor deviation from the authorized Saylorville Lake Regulation Plan.