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 PublicInvovlement@usace.army.mil.
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 PublicInvolvement@usace.army.mil.