• Corps of Engineers to offer FREE boating safety courses

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be offering free boating safety education classes at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, during the month of April. Classes, which are open to anyone 12 years of age or older, will be offered April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Completion of only one of these courses is needed for certification.
  • Lower water levels to be maintained at Saylorville Lake for sedimentation survey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is scheduled to hold Saylorville lake levels below the normal conservation pool while a sedimentation survey is conducted. While the lake is held at or below an elevation of 834 feet, data collection will take place, likely during the last week of March or first week of April, depending on weather and visibility for the aircraft and instrumentation.
  • Roadway over Red Rock Dam to experience partial and full closures to traffic beginning February 27

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces temporary single-lane road closures to Highway T15 across the Red Rock Dam beginning February 27. Closures will only be in effect Monday through Friday each week. The road will be fully open to traffic on the weekends during this period. Partial closures are expected to last five weeks and are necessary for preventive maintenance to the Red Rock Dam.  
  • Accelerated funding keeps Brandon Road Interbasin Project moving forward

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, received $1.5 million from the states of
  • Public Tours of dewatered Lock 12 being offered Feb. 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has de-watered Lock 12 on the Mississippi River in Bellevue, Iowa, for maintenance and is hosting small-group tours for the public Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be given the chance to travel to the bottom of the chamber to see critical repairs of the aging inland waterway navigation infrastructure.
  • Weather to cause temporary closures at Saylorville Lake

    Due to forecasted weather conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close the road that crosses over Saylorville Lake Dam starting at 3 p.m. today. The road will be closed at NW 78th Ave. near the Iowa National Guard Armory to the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center entrance. All Saylorville Lake recreation areas have also been closed to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. The road will reopen when conditions improve, and staff are able to safely clear the roadway. For up-to-date information on area closures, follow us on social media at, or contact the Saylorville Lake project office at 515-276-4656.
  • USACE seeking public input on proposed updates to Public Law 84-99

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is updating part of the Federal Regulation outlining how USACE implements its emergency authority provided in Public Law 84-99 for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The regulation was last revised in 2003. Since that time, there have been amendments to Public Law 84-99 through multiple Water Resource Development Acts passed by Congress. Additionally, USACE programs have evolved to implement lessons learned from events over the last 20 years. USACE will update the federal regulation to reflect these changes.
  • First in the nation contract awarded for an environmental project under the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $324,000 contract today to Togiak Management Services of Anchorage, Alaska, to complete a wing dam modification project in Pool 2 of the Mississippi River downstream of St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Public comments sought on plan for Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Lower Pool 13 of the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan. A virtual question and answer session will be held Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the project or providing feedback to the team. The draft feasibility report, which includes the project’s tentatively selected plan and an environmental assessment are available for public review at: Details on how to participate in the virtual question and answer session can also be found at the site.
  • Lock and Dam 21 visitor overlook to close temporarily for winter repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the visitor overlook and parking area at Lock and Dam 21 in Quincy, Illinois, will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 14, to facilitate concrete repairs around the lock. Construction activities are estimated to conclude mid-March 2023. The boat ramp downstream of Lock 21 will remain available for public use during this time. For more information, contact the Muscatine Ranger Station at 563-263-7913 or email