Archive: June, 2013
  • Coralville Lake averts more than $105 million in flood damages

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 18) During the recent heavy rainfall events in the Iowa River basin, Coralville Lake outflows were regulated to help lower river levels and minimize flooding to communities on the Iowa and Mississippi rivers. The reduced river levels resulting from the operation of Coralville Lake prevented more than $105 million in additional flood damages to downstream areas.
  • Live Music to be Presented at Fisherman's Corner Campground

    Hampton, IL-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project would like to invite guests to join us at Fisherman’s Corner Campground for some great music along the banks of the Mississippi River. Come tap your feet with area musician Joe Nobiling and Friends as they play some American folk music.
  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center reopens after flooding

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (June 14) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will reopen Saturday following record level flooding on the Illinois River in April.
  • Bassmaster Elite Series comes to Upper Mississippi River

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series: Mississippi River Rumble is June 20-23 in La Crosse, Wis. This is the eighth year of the world’s premier competitive bass fishing circuit for top anglers.
  • Locks on Upper Mississippi River re-open to navigation

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 11) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has re-opened Mississippi River locks 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22 after flood waters forced their closure to navigation traffic.
  • Salvage operators remove barge from Marseilles Dam

    MARSEILLES, Ill. — The Unified Command announced Thursday that salvage operators successfully removed a partially submerged barge at the Marseilles Dam.
  • Corps closes flood Emergency Operations Centers

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (June 10) – Following the most recent spring flooding, May 28 through June 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, provided flood-fight supplies and on-the-ground technical assistance to areas along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers and their tributaries.
  • Section of Illinois River near Marseilles Dam closing during Monday's salvage operations (Unified Command News Release)

    MARSEILLES, Ill — (June 7) The Unified Command announced Friday that an area of the Illinois River near the Marseilles Dam will be temporarily closed Monday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., due to salvage operations being conducted to remove two remaining submerged barges.
  • Coralville Reservoir pool expected to peak below spillway

    IOWA CITY, IA – (June 3) Due to changing weather patterns and the lack of forecasted rainfall over Coralville Reservoir’s 3,115 square-mile watershed in north central Iowa, Coralville Lake is not expected to overtop the spillway.
  • Access Road Across Coralville Dam to Close

    IOWA CITY – (June 2) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be completely closing the roadway that goes across the Coralville Dam beginning June 3, 2013 at 10:00 P.M.