Archive: April, 2011
  • 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.