Archive: November, 2011
  • Corps begins structure inventory and surveying along Keith Creek

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Beginning Nov. 14, four employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will conduct a structure inventory along the Keith Creek main stem as part of the Keith Creek and Alpine Dam Feasibility Study. The Corps will survey elevations and take notes and photographs of structures. This study is being conducted in partnership with the City of Rockford. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled for completion in several weeks.
  • Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – In a formal change of command ceremony, Major General Michael J. Walsh will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Major General John W. Peabody, Thursday, November 10. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Acting Chief of Engineers, Major General Merdith “Bo” Temple, and will take place at 10 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center.
  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Army Corps of Engineers and City of Des Moines complete Birdland Park Levee

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Des Moines invite the public to help celebrate the substantial completion of the Birdland Park Levee in Des Moines with a ribbon cutting ceremony, November 15 at 3 p.m. The ceremony is being held next to the Saylor Road closure gate structure, at the northwest corner of Union Park (intersection of Saylor Road and Guthrie Avenue).
  • Army Corps and City of Cedar Rapids host open house to discuss flood risk project

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Cedar Rapids invites the public to attend an open house for the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management Project, Nov. 16, at the African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. The purpose of the open house is to provide a status update on the East Side Flood Risk Management project and to solicit public input.