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  • Corps to Conduct Emergency Drill at Locks and Dam 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will conduct an emergency, man overboard drill at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18. This drill is conducted as per normal, annual training guidelines.
  • John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal Temporarily Closed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, until further notice. The closure, which is anticipated to last until later this fall, will allow maintenance crews to transport rock and heavy equipment into the area for wing dam repairs in Pool 22 of the Mississippi River.
  • Corps to open Lock and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock and modify zone designation in the LeClaire Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project will open the Locks and Dam 14 auxiliary lock in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for weekend recreational boating traffic beginning June 12 and running through Sept. 7.
  • Corps campgrounds to reopen June 1 along the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces campgrounds managed by the Mississippi River Project will reopen June 1 with the exception of Grant River in Potosi, Wisconsin. Online reservations through www.recreation.gov are required for all sites and same day reservations are now permitted.
  • Corps of Engineers Suspends Collection of Day Use Fees, Campground Closures Continue until June 1

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has suspended the collection of day use fees until Oct. 1. These suspended fees apply to all open recreation areas within the District. This includes recreation areas at Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake and those located along the Mississippi River between Potosi, Wisconsin and Saverton, Missouri.
  • Locks and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock to Remain Closed

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Due to ongoing construction and concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the Rock Island District will not be opening the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, as scheduled on Memorial Day. The date of anticipated opening is unknown at this time.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Extends Closures Due to COVID-19

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District has extended its recreation area closures through May 31.
  • 36th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch

    Clinton, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 36th Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
  • Auxiliary Lock Opens for Season at Lock 14

    PLEASANT VALLEY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project will be opening the Auxiliary Lock located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for recreational boating traffic starting June 28. The lock will be open for use Fridays from 4-10 p.m., Saturdays Noon-10 p.m., and Sundays Noon-10 p.m. The lock is anticipated to remain open on weekends until Sept. 2
  • Opening Delayed at Auxiliary Lock 14

    PLEASANT VALLEY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project announces the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, will not be opening Memorial Day weekend as scheduled due to Spring flooding.