Corps invites public to learn more about Sabula Lakes project

USACE Rock Island District
Published May 3, 2024
A graphic for the Sabula Lakes public open house event.

A public open house for the Sabula Lakes project will be held May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sabula Izaak Walton League.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, invites the public to attend an open house May 14 to learn more about an ecosystem restoration project planned in the Sabula Lakes on the Mississippi River. The event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League located at 60190 US-52 in Sabula, Iowa.

The Sabula Lakes, nestled in Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, have seen significant habitat degradation over time, resulting in diminished aquatic diversity and shallow depths. The project, which is part of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program aims to revitalize these lakes, enhancing water quality and fostering more diverse habitats that are critical to river-dependent species.

During the open house, a team of subject matter experts will provide an overview of potential features being considered for the project. After the presentation, representatives will be on hand to answer questions and gather feedback from the community.

For more information visit:, contact the USACE Rock Island District at (309) 794-5729 or email

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