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  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of
  • Deadline for applications for Wheelin' Sportsmen Turkey Hunt Extended to April 1.

    The deadline for applications for the Wheelin' Sportsmen Turkey Hunt has been extended to April 1. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the Red Rock Lake Association and the Mahaska Fan Club Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be hosting its first annual Lake Red Rock Wheelin’ Sportsmen Turkey Hunt on April 23rd 2016. The hunt will pair disabled individuals with volunteer guides from the NWTF in hopes of bagging a turkey and having a great time in the outdoors.
  • Grant River Recreation Area Reopens

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the reopening of the Grant River Recreation Area at 4 pm on July 18, 2014.
  • Partial Opening for Thomson Recreation Areas

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the some of the Thomson Recreation Areas are beginning to reopen or partially reopen as flood waters recede and the areas are cleaned up and made safe for public entry.
  • "National Water Trail" Designation for Lake Red Rock

    The Red Rock Trail at Lake Red Rock, Knoxville, Iowa, has officially been designated as a National Water Trail by the National Park Service. Joining the Red Rock Trail is The Island Loop Route Water Trail in Michigan and The Missouri National Recreation River Water Trail that flows through South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. These three trails join 11 previously dedicated water trails across the country.
  • Corps of Engineers hosts Upper Mississippi River open house on Motor Vessel Mississippi

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Mississippi River Commission on board the Motor Vessel (M/V) Mississippi, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Commission, is inspecting Corps of Engineers’ projects along the Upper Mississippi River, August 12-16. The visit is part of the Commission’s annual Low Water Inspection trip.
  • Corps’ officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

    VICKSBURG, Miss., December 18, 2012 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall met with state and local representatives yesterday in Alton, Ill., to discuss current and future actions the Corps will take to maintain a safe and reliable navigation channel during low water.
  • Corps, Muscatine celebrate completion of Mad Creek Flood Risk Management Project

    MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Muscatine invite the public to help celebrate the completion of the Mad Creek Flood Risk Management Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, December 6 at noon. The ceremony is being held just upstream of the 2nd Street Bridge in the parking lot of HON Industries in Muscatine.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web site gets new look; Web links changing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is migrating its public Web site (www.mvr.usace.army.mil) and all its Web pages to a new look and Web hosting platform on Thursday, 25 October.
  • Corps lakes providing water supply and water quality releases due to drought

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently operating its three Iowa reservoirs for drought conditions. With significantly decreased inflows, Saylorville Lake at Des Moines, Iowa; Lake Red Rock at Knoxville, Iowa; and Coralville Lake at Iowa City, Iowa; continue to release water to provide water supply and water quality for communities and utility needs downstream of the reservoirs.