Archive: August, 2015
  • August

    Rock Island District Dive Team Goes in for a Closer Look

    The lower guidewall at Locks and Dam 15 on the Mississippi River was originally constructed in the early 1930s. For more than 80 years this concrete wall has been used by commercial vessels to approach and depart the lock. Now, after many years of standing strong, the wall is showing wear and the Rock Island District dive team was called in for a closer look.
  • Rock Island District Park Ranger,Tracy Spry, receives 2015 Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Excellence in Interpretation

    Interpretive efforts of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers are nationally recognized by the presentation of the Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Excellence in Interpretation. This year, park ranger Tracy Spry from Rock Island District’s Lake Red Rock was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. This will be the first time, since the award was created, that a member of the Rock Island District has received the award.