Archive: 2018
  • Campsite Upgrades at Coralville Lake Affecting Reservation Process

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of making upgrades to a number of campsites at Coralville Lake. During the 2019 season, campsites being improved will appear as unavailable in the online reservation system. Once work is complete, the unavailable sites will again be reservable via the website: or by calling toll free to 877-444-6777.
  • 35th Annual Clinton Bald Eagle Watch

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College, Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 35th Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday January 5, 2019. Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be held at the Clinton Community College. Eagle viewing will be held at Lock and Dam #13 in Fulton, Illinois.
  • Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trails and Disc Golf Course Closure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close Coralville Lake’s Sugar Bottom Mountain Bike Trails and Sugar Bottom Disc Golf Course near Solon, Iowa beginning Saturday, December 1. This closure is to accommodate the shotgun and muzzle loader hunting seasons for whitetail deer. Both the trails and disc golf course will be closed from December 1, 2018 to January 27, 2019.
  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Resumes Daily Operations

    The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will resume normal operating hours November 29 with its doors open seven days a week.
  • Saylorville Lake Outflow Will Affect Des Moines River Levels

    Saylorville Lake Outflow will Affect Des Moines River Levels The water level at Saylorville Lake has
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2019 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program yesterday.
  • Corps releases final report on deterring movement of Asian carp into the Great Lakes

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released The Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Final Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement (GLMRIS-Brandon Road Report and EIS). A review period will run November 23 through December 24.
  • Lockport Lock and Dam Closes Temporarily Due to Gun Range Activity

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, temporarily closed the Lockport Lock and Dam today when crews at the lock became concerned about gun range activity in close proximity to lock operations.
  • Public Input Sought on Green Bay Levee & Drainage District Alteration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is reviewing a request from the Green Bay Levee & Drainage District No. 2 located near Burlington, Iowa, to alter the height of their levee.
  • Coralville Lake to Host Halloween Haunted Trail Event

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting its 3rd Annual Haunted Trail at Coralville Lake. The event will be held at Sugar Bottom Campground located at 2192 Mehaffey Bridge Road, NE, Solon, Iowa, 52333 on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. each night. The haunted trail is recommended for tweens, teens and adults. A family area with nature activities, a PG movie, bounce house, face painting and more will be available for participants of all ages.