Archive: 2016
  • Volunteers Needed at Corps of Engineers Parks

    Rock Island, IL - The Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is seeking volunteers to fill positions in parks located along the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL, Hampton, IL and Rock Island, IL.
  • Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch & Expo

    Iowa City Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The watch site is at Coralville Lake below the dam in Tailwater West. Co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously.
  • New Mobile App Available from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has released a new, free mobile application for public use on both Android and Apple internet capable mobile devices.
  • Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch 2016

    Muscatine, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites the public to enjoy a day of eagle viewing and activities. The annual Muscatine Bald Eagle Watch will take place Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, 100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, Iowa.
  • Unstable Ice on Coralville Reservoir

    Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning individuals to be careful on frozen lakes. Due to heavy precipitation during the month of December, the Coralville Lake level is currently more than 10 feet above the normal elevation for this time of year. This high water level during the winter is extremely unusual and brings with it some very real hidden dangers.
  • Saylorville Lake Ice Warning

    Johnston Iowa - The majority of lakes and rivers within Iowa have seen unusually high water for this time of year. Saylorville Lake peaked at nearly 30 feet above normal on December 22 and has been falling about a foot per day since. With cold winter temperatures closing in, ice will be forming on the lake. As the pool continues to fall, ice shelves and extremely slippery shorelines exist. If an ice shelf formed, there is nothing supporting the ice underneath. Use extreme caution along the shoreline and do not go out onto the ice.
  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Reopens

    OTTAWA, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, has reopened to visitors after high water restricted access to the building last week.
  • Corps continues to fight Mississippi River flooding, crest moving south from Cairo

    VICKSBURG, MISS., January 4, 2016 – Almost 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from throughout the Mississippi Valley Division are continuing to combat flooding from high Mississippi River levels as the river crested January 3 at 56 feet on the Cairo gage. Public safety is the Corps number one priority, and as record-breaking river levels recede on the upper Mississippi and its tributaries, flood fighters remain vigilant around the clock to rapidly respond to trouble spots.