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  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center reopens to public

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, Illinois, has reopened to the public. Operating hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Portions of Neal Smith Trail to temporarily close for repairs at Saylorville Lake

    Beginning Tuesday, June 8, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close portions of the Neal Smith Trail on the east side of Saylorville Lake to replace broken asphalt with concrete and install culverts. Areas impacted by the closures include NW Big Creek Drive to the access point across from E. Southside Drive in Polk City, and from Oak Grove Recreation Area to Red Feather Prairie.
  • Corps of Engineers awards contract to repair Mississippi River habitat islands

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently awarded a $2.4 million contract to Water Works Dock & Boat Lifts, Inc. of Stoddard, Wisconsin, to repair a Mississippi River habitat restoration project approximately 40 miles south of La Crosse, Wisconsin, that was damaged by recent flooding events.
  • Auxiliary Lock at Lock 14 Opens May 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the opening of the auxiliary lock, located at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, May 28 for recreational boating traffic.
  • Mississippi River Visitor Center at Locks and Dam 15 set to reopen May 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the Mississippi River Visitor Center at Locks and Dam 15 on the Rock Island Arsenal will reopen to the public Sunday, May 23. Summer visiting hours through Labor Day weekend will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Corps invites public review and comment on Lock and Dam 22 Fish Passage Improvement Project report

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has released the Lock and Dam 22 Fish Passage Improvement Project Implementation Report with Integrated Supplemental Environmental Assessment and is seeking public review through June 19.
  • Lock and Dam 16 closed to visitors during construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces visitor access to Lock and Dam 16 will be restricted starting May 10 due to road construction. The entrance to the visitor area, including the observation platform and restroom facility will not be accessible during the closure. Construction is expected to last up to one month.
  • Ribbon Cutting to be held in celebration of Fort Dodge Greenbelt Trails Project completion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the city of Fort Dodge invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the Fort Dodge Greenbelt Trails Project. The ceremony will take place May 18 at 11 a.m. near a trail access site at the corner of 16th St. SW. and 14th Ave. SW.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host christening ceremony for new “Quad Cities” heavy-lift crane barge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to attend a christening ceremony for the new “Quad Cities” heavy-lift crane barge at the River Heritage Park in Davenport, Iowa, Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host christening ceremony for Motor Vessel Quincy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public and media to attend a christening ceremony for the Motor Vessel Quincy at the Clat Adams Bicentennial Park in Quincy, Illinois, Friday, April 30, at noon. Following the ceremony, public tours of the vessel will be available until 4 p.m.