US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Documents for Public Review

A Draft Environmental Assessment for the city of Cedar Rapids' Flood Risk Management Project  is now available for public review.

This Draft Environmental Assessment describes the extension of the East Side Levee project and replacement of the 8th Avenue Bridge in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Public review comments will be accepted from May 31, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

Click the links below to view the documents.

Draft Environmental Assessment

Comments are accepted via the comment form on this site or by letter to the following address:

USACE-Rock Island District
Attn: Mark Cornish
PO Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004



Feasibility Study Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment (2011)
 (Note - These are large pdf files that may take an extended amount of time to open depending on your connection)

Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management

Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project MapWelcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District's Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Flood Risk Management Project Web site.  This site has been developed to provide detailed information about the Project: background, current status, and timeline to completion. This website seeks to communicate the most current and accurate information concerning the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project so interested parties may stay informed of the progress on this important regional flood damage reduction project.


For a general overview of the project, click HERE. 

Project Area

The city of Cedar Rapids' Comprehensive Flood Risk Management Plan consists of three main elements: east side protection, west side protection, and bridge replacements. 

Funding for a portion of the plan, the east side protection, was appropriated by Congress in 2018 as part of a Long-term Disaster Recovery Supplemental Funding package and has allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District to construct the project. Protection along the east bank of the Cedar River starts on the north end of the city along McLoud Run Creek, near its intersection with Interstate-380, and runs south to where McLoud Run Creek meets the Cedar River. Then, it runs parallel with the Cedar River along the banks of Cedar Lake, through downtown, and ends at the downstream end of the Cargill manufacturing facility.

Click the link below for an estimated timeline for the project.

Project Schedule

For more information on the full Comprehensive Flood Protection Plan visit Cedar Rapids' website:

Submit Comments Here

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared an environmental assessment for the Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project and is inviting the public to review and provide comment.