Archive: 2013
  • Lock and Dam #16 Tours

    Muscatine, IA-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a tour of Lock and Dam #16. Every Sunday from May 26, 2013 through September 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM, weather permitting, tours of Locks and Dam #16 will be conducted for the public.
  • Wearing your life jacket can save your life

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 20) – This year during National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24), and throughout the boating season, the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages safe and responsible boating, including the practice of always wearing a life jacket, and being alert and aware while on the water. Safe boating saves lives - for this year’s National Safe Boating Week and throughout the boating season remember to “Wear It!”
  • Wood Whittling To Be Presented at Fisherman's Corner Campground

    Hampton, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is inviting guests to come experience a campground program on Wood Whittling. Join Berry Williams as he shares his knowledge of whittling using little more than a pocket knife and a piece of wood.
  • Free Tours of Locks and Dam # 15

    Rock Island, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering free tours of Locks and Dam #15 starting this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:00am and 2:00pm each day.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts public meeting on repairs to Marseilles Dam

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 17) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will host a public meeting May 21 to discuss ongoing repairs at the Marseilles Dam and flood risk mitigation for the Marseilles community.
  • Corps reservoirs prevent more than $53 million in damages during April flooding

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 16) – Following the heavy rains in April the Corps of Engineers began storing flood waters at its three reservoirs (Coralville, Red Rock and Saylorville) to reduce the amount of flooding downstream.
  • Limited navigation resumes at Marseilles Lock and Dam (Unified Command News Release)

    MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 15) — The Unified Command announced Wednesday that limited navigation through the Marseilles Lock and Dam resumed following the elevation of the navigational pool by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Army Corps of Engineers completes dike at Marseilles Dam (Unified Command News Release)

    MARSEILLES, Ill. — (May 13) The Unified Command announced Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of a temporary rock dike to aid in the repairs of the Marseilles dam.
  • Iowa Man Sentenced to Jail for Stealing Walnut Trees from Federal Lands (Joint News Release with Fish and Wildlife Service)

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 14) - On May 9, 2013, Randall Todd Walker, a 50 year-old resident of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for cutting and removing 32 black walnut trees from property under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Walker to serve three years of supervised release following incarceration. Additionally, Judge Jarvey ordered Walker to pay restitution in the amount of $56,225 and to pay a $100 special assessment for the Crime Victims Fund.
  • Drawdown of Marseilles navigation pool delayed until May 11 (Unified Command News Release)

    MARSEILLES, Ill. (May 9) — The Unified Command announced Thursday that the planned 4 foot drawdown of the Marseilles pool, originally Friday, has been delayed to Saturday.