Archive: August, 2012
  • Corps lakes providing water supply and water quality releases due to drought

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently operating its three Iowa reservoirs for drought conditions. With significantly decreased inflows, Saylorville Lake at Des Moines, Iowa; Lake Red Rock at Knoxville, Iowa; and Coralville Lake at Iowa City, Iowa; continue to release water to provide water supply and water quality for communities and utility needs downstream of the reservoirs.
  • Corps responds to Hurricane Isaac

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is sending a team of volunteers to support the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division’s response to Hurricane Isaac.
  • gets new design, expanded content

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s administration announced a new design, improved navigation tools and expanded content for Recreation.Gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests and recreation areas. These recreation areas include sites within the 78,000 square mile boundaries of the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • New display added to Mississippi River Visitor Center

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Fish now adorn the walls of the Mississippi River Visitor Center located on Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill., near Locks and Dam 15.