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  • USACE to host two events to gather public input on habitat rehabilitation projects on the Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are planning two habitat rehabilitation and enhancement projects on the Mississippi River in Pools 12 and 13 and are looking for public input. Opportunities for the public to learn more and provide feedback will be held in two locations to highlight the different projects. April 30, Clinton, Iowa - Phase II of the Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be featured during a public open house from 5-7 p.m. at Eagle Point Lodge located at 4101 N 3rd Street in Clinton, Iowa. Lands included in the Lower Pool 13 Phase II project are part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and consist of backwater lakes, sloughs, flowing channels, and impounded water residing over historically flooded islands and remnant islands. May 1, Dubuque, Iowa - The Pool 12 Forestry Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be featured during a public open house from 5-7 p.m. at the EB Lyons Interpretive Center located at 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. in Dubuque, Iowa. The project area covers approximately 26 miles of Pool 12 in the Upper Mississippi River, from Lock and Dam 12 near Bellevue, Iowa, to Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Road Closure over Red Rock Dam April 22-24

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces a full road closure to Highway T15 across the Red Rock Dam April 22-24. The closure is necessary for contractors to continue refurbishing gates on the dam. Additional partial and full road closures may be needed throughout 2024.
  • FREE boating safety courses to be offered at Mississippi River Project Office

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is offering free boating safety education classes at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, during the month of April. Classes, which are open to anyone 11 or older, will be offered April 13, 20, and 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • FREE boating safety courses to be offered at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is offering free boating safety education classes at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at 950 N. 27th Rd. in Ottawa, Illinois, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, and August 17. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to anyone 11 years of age or older. Completion of only one course is necessary for certification.
  • Portion of Volksweg Trail at Lake Red Rock closed for repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has temporarily closed a small section of the Volksweg Trail at Lake Red Rock for repairs. The closure impacts the trail located near the pond along 198th Place and extends towards Howell Station Campground. Work is anticipated to last approximately two weeks.
  • Corps to host public open house to gather input on Lower Pool 13 Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is hosting a public open house April 30 to discuss plans for Phase II of an ecosystem restoration project in Lower Pool 13 of the Mississippi River. The event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at Eagle Point Lodge located at 4101 N 3rd Street in Clinton, Iowa.
  • Water levels at Saylorville Lake to be temporarily raised for data collection

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is temporarily raising water levels at Saylorville Lake to 1.8 feet above the normal conservation pool to conduct bathymetric data collection. Due to an extended drought and low inflows to the lake, it could take two to three weeks to reach the target level. The current release from Saylorville Lake is 250 cubic feet per second and there are no plans to reduce the outflow further to reach the required lake level.
  • Work to cause temporary closure of roadway over Saylorville Dam beginning March 11

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces the temporary closure of the road across the Saylorville Lake Dam beginning March 11. The closure, which is necessary for preventative maintenance to the Saylorville Lake Dam, is expected to last until March 14 and will be in place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lakeview High Water Ramp and the Bob Shetler Recreation Area will also be closed during this time, but the Lakeview Main Ramp will remain open. For more information, contact the Saylorville Lake project office at 515-276-4656.
  • Portion of Neal Smith Trail to close for resurfacing at Saylorville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces a portion of the Neal Smith Trail at Saylorville Lake will temporarily close for resurfacing starting March 4th.
  • Public open house for Quincy Bay Habitat Rehabilitation Project to be held Feb. 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, invites the public to an open house announcing the tentative plan for the Quincy Bay Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. The open house, which is being conducted in partnership with the Quincy Bay Area Restoration and Enhancement Association (QBAREA), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will take place on February 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, located at 300 Civic Center Plaza #237 in Quincy, Illinois.