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Salvage operators remove three more barges near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)
MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 26) – Salvage operations continued Thursday near the Marseille’s Dam with three more barges being removed.
Corps completes initial damage assessment of Marseilles Lock and Dam project (Unified Command News Release)
Marseilles, Ill. (April 25) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of the Unified Command, completed its initial assessment of damages to Marseilles Lock and Dam on the Illinois Waterway Thursday after seven barges allided into the dam on April 18.
Corps providing wide range of assistance to support flooded communities
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 24) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is conducting round the clock emergency operations in the wake of widespread flooding on the Mississippi, Illinois and Rock Rivers as well as their tributaries. The District’s Emergency Operations Center is overseeing response efforts ranging from flood supplies to on-the-ground technical assistance.
IL DNR BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION CLASS
QUINCY, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project announces that the Quincy Park Rangers will sponsor an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR) Boating Safety Education Class.
Salvage operations continue near Marseilles Dam, Navigation delays due to receding river levels imminent (Unified Command News Release)
MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 24) – Salvage operations led by the Unified Command continued on the remaining six barges floating or submerged near the Marseilles Dam, Wednesday.
Illinois Waterway Visitor Center closed due to flooding
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (April 23) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is closed until further notice. Record flooding in the area has caused the visitor center to be inaccessible.
First barge removed from near Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)
MARSEILES, Ill. (April 23) – The first of seven barges resting near the Marseilles Dam was removed under supervision of the Unified Command Tuesday morning.
Closer inspection of Marseilles Dam reveals damaged gates (Unified Command News Release)
MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 22) — A closer inspection Monday of the Marseilles Dam by Unified Command representatives confirmed that damage resulted from seven barges that broke loose from a tow and came to rest against the dam on Thursday.
Rising River Water Forced Closure of Recreation Areas
Muscatine, IA - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the closure of Shady Creek, Clark’s Ferry, Blanchard Island, Andalusia Slough, Kilpeck Landing, and Ferry Landing Recreation Areas.
Unified Command determines no structural threat to Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)
MARSEILLES, Ill. (April 21) — A Unified Command of U.S. Coast Guard and the Ingram Barge Company representatives announced Saturday that the Marseilles Dam is structurally sound after seven barges broke loose near the dam.