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  • Public Input Sought on Green Bay Levee & Drainage District Alteration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is reviewing a request from the Green Bay Levee & Drainage District No. 2 located near Burlington, Iowa, to alter the height of their levee.
  • Corps activates Emergency Operations Center to provide flood-fight support

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (June 26) – In response to the recent heavy rains and the National Weather Service forecasts predicting the potential for major flooding in areas along the Upper Mississippi River and tributaries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, activated its Emergency Operations Center today for the third time since April.
  • Mississippi River locks closing due to high water

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 26) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is expecting to close six locks on the Mississippi River due to rising river levels. The closures are necessary as the Mississippi River overtops lock gates making the locks inoperable.
  • Rising river forces closure of recreation areas for third time

    Muscatine, IA - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the continued full closure of Blanchard Island, Kilpeck Landing, and Ferry Landing Recreation Areas. Partial closures of Shady Creek, Andalusia Slough, and Clark’s Ferry are also taking effect.
  • Grant River Recreation Area Closed

    Potosi, WI - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project announces that it has closed the following recreation area due to the rising floodwaters. Grant River Recreation Area located at 3990 Park Lane, Potosi, Wisconsin, 53820.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closing Mississippi River locks due to high water

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 25) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is expecting to close two locks on the Mississippi River due to rising river levels. The closures are necessary as the Mississippi River overtops lock gates making the locks inoperable.
  • Saylorville and Red Rock reservoirs avert more than $11 million in flood damages

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 19) During the recent heavy rainfall events in the Des Moines River basin, Saylorville Lake’s and Lake Red Rock’s outflows were regulated to help reduce river levels and minimize flooding from Des Moines, Iowa, to Hannibal, Mo., on the Mississippi River. The operation of the Lakes prevented more than $11 million in additional flood damages to downstream areas.
  • Coralville Lake averts more than $105 million in flood damages

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 18) During the recent heavy rainfall events in the Iowa River basin, Coralville Lake outflows were regulated to help lower river levels and minimize flooding to communities on the Iowa and Mississippi rivers. The reduced river levels resulting from the operation of Coralville Lake prevented more than $105 million in additional flood damages to downstream areas.
  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center reopens after flooding

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (June 14) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will reopen Saturday following record level flooding on the Illinois River in April.
  • Locks on Upper Mississippi River re-open to navigation

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 11) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has re-opened Mississippi River locks 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22 after flood waters forced their closure to navigation traffic.