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  • Mississippi River recreation areas closed due to flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has closed multiple campgrounds, boat ramps and day use areas along the Mississippi River due to flooding. Additional closures are expected later this week and are anticipated to remain in place through the 4th of July holiday. Reservation cancelations will be communicated by Recreation.gov, as needed.
  • Corps of Engineers, partners to host an open house on the Sny Magill-Effigy Mounds National Monument shoreline protection project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house to discuss a draft plan to protect Sny Magill-Effigy Mounds.
  • Corps awards nearly $32 million contract for mechanical dredging on the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $31.7 million contract to LS Marine, Inc., of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, to conduct mechanical dredging operations in support of channel maintenance within the Mississippi River, April 17. Additional dredging of the Upper Mississippi River in the Rock Island District may also be covered.
  • USACE to host two events to gather public input on habitat rehabilitation projects on the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are planning two habitat rehabilitation and enhancement projects on the Mississippi River in Pools 12 and 13 and are looking for public input. Opportunities for the public to learn more and provide feedback will be held in two locations to highlight the different projects. April 30, Clinton, Iowa - Phase II of the Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be featured during a public open house from 5-7 p.m. at Eagle Point Lodge located at 4101 N 3rd Street in Clinton, Iowa. Lands included in the Lower Pool 13 Phase II project are part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and consist of backwater lakes, sloughs, flowing channels, and impounded water residing over historically flooded islands and remnant islands. May 1, Dubuque, Iowa - The Pool 12 Forestry Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be featured during a public open house from 5-7 p.m. at the EB Lyons Interpretive Center located at 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. in Dubuque, Iowa. The project area covers approximately 26 miles of Pool 12 in the Upper Mississippi River, from Lock and Dam 12 near Bellevue, Iowa, to Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • FREE boating safety courses to be offered at Mississippi River Project Office

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is 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 11 or older, will be offered April 13, 20, and 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Groundbreaking to mark start of local habitat restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public groundbreaking ceremony October 4 to mark the start of construction for the Steamboat Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project near Princeton, Iowa. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the public access area on the south side of the Princeton Wildlife Management Area at 26545 285th Ave., Princeton, Iowa.
  • Corps awards contract for Mississippi River Upper Pool 4 improvement project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $8.7 million contract to Newt Marine Service, out of Dubuque, Iowa, July 14, for a Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program, or NESP, project located on the Wisconsin side of the Upper Mississippi River in Upper Pool 4, near Bay City, Wisconsin.
  • Corps seeks public comments on cultural resources protection project

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on a bank stabilization study at the Sny Magill unit of Effigy Mounds National Monument, near Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
  • 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.
  • 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.