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  • Corps to Conduct Emergency Drill at Locks and Dam 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will conduct an emergency, man overboard drill at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18. This drill is conducted as per normal, annual training guidelines.
  • John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal Temporarily Closed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, until further notice. The closure, which is anticipated to last until later this fall, will allow maintenance crews to transport rock and heavy equipment into the area for wing dam repairs in Pool 22 of the Mississippi River.
  • Corps to open Lock and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock and modify zone designation in the LeClaire Canal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project will open the Locks and Dam 14 auxiliary lock in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, for weekend recreational boating traffic beginning June 12 and running through Sept. 7.
  • Coralville Lake Closes West Overlook Day Use Boat Ramp

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has closed the West Overlook Day Use Boat Ramp at Coralville Lake until further notice. The closure was deemed necessary to evaluate safety concerns related to the boat ramp.
  • Corps campgrounds to reopen June 1 along the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces campgrounds managed by the Mississippi River Project will reopen June 1 with the exception of Grant River in Potosi, Wisconsin. Online reservations through www.recreation.gov are required for all sites and same day reservations are now permitted.
  • Campgrounds to reopen June 1 at Coralville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces campgrounds at Coralville Lake will reopen June 1. Online reservations through www.recreation.gov are required for all sites and same day reservations are now permitted.
  • Campgrounds to reopen June 1 at Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District announces campgrounds at Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock will reopen June 1. Online reservations through www.recreation.gov are required for all sites and same day reservations are now permitted.
  • Corps of Engineers Seeks Comments on Plan for Steamboat Island Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan through June 15.
  • Corps of Engineers Suspends Collection of Day Use Fees, Campground Closures Continue until June 1

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has suspended the collection of day use fees until Oct. 1. These suspended fees apply to all open recreation areas within the District. This includes recreation areas at Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake and those located along the Mississippi River between Potosi, Wisconsin and Saverton, Missouri.
  • Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. Diana M. Holland in a formal change of command ceremony June 30 at 10 a.m. at MVD headquarters. Due to the current conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public, but will be live streamed on Facebook @mississippivalleydivision.