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  • Corps of Engineers hosts ribbon cutting at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

    Rock Island, Ill. -- (Aug. 24, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, Saturday, Aug., 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Army Corps of Engineers christens Motor Vessel Rock Island

    Rock Island, Ill. -- (Aug 4, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to join the Mayor of Rock Island and the Corps for a christening ceremony of its newest vessel, the Motor Vessel Rock Island, on August 9 at 1 p.m., at Locks and Dam 15 on Rock Island Arsenal.
  • Rising Mississippi River Requires Extra Caution and Water Safety

    Rock Island, Ill. -- (July 29, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project reminds everyone to be careful around the rising waters of the Mississippi River. With large rainfall amounts to the north, the Mississippi River is rising quickly and many people who recreate on the River may not be prepared for high water this time of year. In the Quad City area, the river is forecasted to reach flood stage Friday evening and remain over flood stage throughout the weekend. Areas below the Quad Cities will also see River levels rise as the crest moves downriver over the next several days.
  • Lake Red Rock pool continues to rise as inflows increase

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – Recent heavy rainfall and increased inflow into Lake Red Rock from its 12,323-square-mile watershed on the Des Moines River is causing the pool level to rise. Pending additional heavy rainfall, the pool is expected to peak at approximately 761.6 feet on June 3, and then begin to fall.
  • Corps returns Lake Red Rock and Saylorville Lake to normal operations

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – As flood waters slowly recede on the Lower Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming normal operations at its reservoirs located on the Des Moines River, Iowa.
  • Corps cuts Lake Red Rock and Saylorville Lake outflows to support Lower Mississippi River flood fighting efforts

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. – With the possibility of a flood of record on the Lower Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a region-wide plan to reduce outflows from reservoirs located on tributaries to the Mississippi River. All Corps of Engineers reservoirs with the ability to impact Lower Mississippi River flood stages are evaluating water releases to minimize impacts to communities along the River.
  • Corps Cuts Lake Red Rock Outflows to Reduce Mississippi River Flood Stages

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. -- Recent heavy rainfall in the Upper Mississippi River basin continues to raise river levels along the Mississippi River. In an effort to reduce river stages and minimize impacts to Mississippi River communities downstream from the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers, Lake Red Rock outflows are being reduced. By tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, Lake Red Rock outflows will be reduced from approximately 19,600 to 5,000 cubic feet per second1 and the Lake will be begin to store water.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closing Mississippi River locks due to high water

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is closing three locks on the Mississippi River due to high river levels. The closures are necessary as the Mississippi River overtops lock gates making the locks inoperable.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for possible nationwide closure of Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Saturday, April 9, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds flood-fight training for local responders

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Emergency Management team, is providing flood-fight training to communities along the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 14, Pleasant Valley, Iowa, to Lock and Dam 10, Dubuque, Iowa, at the Clinton Public Works Building, Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m.