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  • Lake Red Rock Update: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Several recreation areas at Lake Red Rock have reopened: The Whitebreast Beach, South Overlook boat ramp, and the Volksweg Trail adjacent to the marina are now open for public use. For the most current lake level, dam outflow and forecast information, check out www.rivergages.com. If you have questions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690. Email: lakeredrock@usace.army.mil
  • Red Rock North Tailwater Area to be Closed During Construction of Hydroelectric Plant

    The North Tailwater area near the Red Rock Dam will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 4 to enable construction of hydroelectric facilities at the Dam. The closure will extend until construction of the project is completed in the spring of 2018. The closure will include the North Tailwater Recreation Area of Lake Red Rock, and a section of the Volksweg Trail from Howell Station Campground to North Overlook Picnic Area in that vicinity.
  • Corps of Engineers, DNR celebrate project completion for Peoria Upper Islands

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its partner, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the completion of the Peoria Upper Island Critical Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. outside the Gateway Building located at 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, Ill.
  • Shady Creek and Kilpeck Landing Recreation Areas Open

    Rock Island, IL - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the re-opening of Shady Creek and Kilpeck Landing Recreation Areas, on July 25, 2014. The areas were closed for a time due to the floodwaters.
  • Locks and Dam # 15 Tours Resume

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that tours of Locks and Dam #15 will resume on Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 & 2:00. The Visitor Center hours of operation are: Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Grant River Recreation Area Reopens

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the reopening of the Grant River Recreation Area at 4 pm on July 18, 2014.
  • Partial Opening for Thomson Recreation Areas

    Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the some of the Thomson Recreation Areas are beginning to reopen or partially reopen as flood waters recede and the areas are cleaned up and made safe for public entry.
  • Public invited to open house to discuss improving habitat in McGregor Lake

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is initiating a study to improve habitat at and around McGregor Lake of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Prairie du Chien, Wis.
  • Enjoy the holiday, play it safe on or near the water; wear your life jacket - Illinois Waterway

    OTTAWA, Ill. – Many people enjoy being on, in or around the water during the July 4 holiday season; however, the current high water situation makes those activities dangerous. With area streams and rivers in flood stage, boating is a very dangerous activity.
  • Enjoy the holiday, play it safe on or near the water; wear your life jacket - Mississippi River

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, reminds boaters to use extreme caution or refrain from boating on the Mississippi River at this time due to dangerous river conditions. Swimming or wading in the Mississippi River during these high river stages and swift current is highly discouraged. If recreating on or near the Mississippi River, wear your personal floatation device (life jacket) at all times. If you don’t own one, borrow, rent or buy a life jacket before engaging in river activities; it can save your life.