US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Corps to Host Open House for Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

Published Nov. 4, 2019
Lower Pool 13 - Mississippi River

Lower Pool 13 - Mississippi River

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public open house, November 14, to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in the lower portion of Mississippi River Pool 13. The public open house is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the Clinton County Administration Building at 1900 N. 3rd St. in Clinton, Iowa.

The Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program and is located between Whiteside County, Illinois, and Clinton County, Iowa. The area identified for restoration consists of backwater lakes, sloughs, flowing channels, and small river islands.

During the open house, subject matter experts will provide an overview of the UMRR Program, outline goals of the Lower Pool 13 project, and discuss possible solutions for identified concerns. After the presentation, representatives from the partnering agencies will be on hand to answer questions and gather input from the community.

For those unable to attend the event in person, the meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/RockIslandDistrictUSACE starting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 14. For more information about the Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, visit https://go.usa.gov/xpcV5. For more information about the public meeting, contact the Rock Island District at (309) 794-5729 or email cemvr-cc@usace.army.mil.


Contact
Samantha Heilig
309-794-5730

Release no. 19-041