US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District Website

Draft Master Plan Now Available for Public Review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has released for public review, the new Mississippi River Project Master Plan with Integrated Environmental Assessment for Pools 11-22 of the Upper Mississippi River.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the alternative analysis and preferred alternative for this project through August 20.

Click on the video to the right to learn more about the plan revision process and the preferred alternative. ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒

Click the links below to view the newly revised Master Plan documents. 

Mississippi River Project Master Plan

The Mississippi River Project Master Plan guides public use and management on 11 Corps operated campgrounds, 22 Corps managed day use areas, and approximately 60,000 acres of federal lands from Guttenberg, Iowa, to Saverton, Missouri, for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes.

Master Plans are a vital tool to guide the responsible stewardship and management of public lands administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Master Plans for each Civil Works Project provide the direction for appropriate land management regarding the use, development, enhancement, protection, and conservation of the natural, cultural, and man-made resources at these project lands.

It is important to note that this plan does not cover the technical aspects of navigation (locks, dams and associated infrastructure), flood risk management projects (such as levees and floodwalls), Mississippi River water level management, dredging and channel maintenance, or environmental restoration (such as the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program).

Public involvement in the Master Plan revision process is critical and has helped us gain a clearer understanding of the river and its many uses. Now that the process is nearly complete, we are asking once again for the public's input on the plan. Click on the links below to review the newly revised documents.

Comments can be submitted via this comment link or by emailing
Written comments may also be mailed to:
Mississippi River Project Office
Attn:  Master Plan
P.O. Box 534
Pleasant Valley, IA 52767

Comments must be received by Aug. 20 to ensure they are considered for the final plan.

We thank you for your time and interest in this project and look forward to your input on the plan. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at


Shoreline Management Plan

The Mississippi River Project is also currently revising the 1989 Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).  For more information, please visit the Shoreline Management Plan page. 

For additional information on the current approved plans, master planning process, Mississippi River Project, or the recreation, forestry, or shoreline management sections please visit each of their links on the right of this screen.


Revised Mississippi River Master Plan

Project Video

Click the image below to view an overview of the Mississippi River Project and its mission areas.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Mississippi River Project Office
Attn:  Master Plan
P.O. Box 534
Pleasant Valley, IA 52767

Phone: 309-794-4528


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