Public Input Sought on Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project Draft Environmental Assessment

Published June 10, 2019

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is seeking public review and comment regarding a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Management Project.

The draft EA was prepared as a supplement to the 2011 Feasibility Report for the project and addresses an expansion of the National Economic Development Plan to include the North Industrial Reach, alteration of the lower reach of the McLoud Run, replacement of the 8th Avenue Bridge, and a redesigned levee at the downstream tie-off. Full details of the expansion can be found on the Rock Island District’s website at

The purpose of the Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project is to reduce the existing and future flood risk and damages to public and private infrastructure and facilities in the city from high water events on the Cedar River.

Public review comments will be accepted from May 31 through June 30 and can be submitted via the website above or sent to: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, USACE-Rock Island District, Attn: Mark Cornish, PO Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61204-2004.

Rock Island District

Release no. 19-028