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  • Saylorville and Red Rock reservoirs avert more than $11 million in flood damages

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – (June 19) During the recent heavy rainfall events in the Des Moines River basin, Saylorville Lake’s and Lake Red Rock’s outflows were regulated to help reduce river levels and minimize flooding from Des Moines, Iowa, to Hannibal, Mo., on the Mississippi River. The operation of the Lakes prevented more than $11 million in additional flood damages to downstream areas.
  • Wearing your life jacket can save your life

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 20) – This year during National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24), and throughout the boating season, the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages safe and responsible boating, including the practice of always wearing a life jacket, and being alert and aware while on the water. Safe boating saves lives - for this year’s National Safe Boating Week and throughout the boating season remember to “Wear It!”
  • Corps reservoirs prevent more than $53 million in damages during April flooding

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 16) – Following the heavy rains in April the Corps of Engineers began storing flood waters at its three reservoirs (Coralville, Red Rock and Saylorville) to reduce the amount of flooding downstream.
  • Iowa Man Sentenced to Jail for Stealing Walnut Trees from Federal Lands (Joint News Release with Fish and Wildlife Service)

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (May 14) - On May 9, 2013, Randall Todd Walker, a 50 year-old resident of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for cutting and removing 32 black walnut trees from property under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. U.S. District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Walker to serve three years of supervised release following incarceration. Additionally, Judge Jarvey ordered Walker to pay restitution in the amount of $56,225 and to pay a $100 special assessment for the Crime Victims Fund.
  • Corps lakes providing water supply and water quality releases due to drought

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently operating its three Iowa reservoirs for drought conditions. With significantly decreased inflows, Saylorville Lake at Des Moines, Iowa; Lake Red Rock at Knoxville, Iowa; and Coralville Lake at Iowa City, Iowa; continue to release water to provide water supply and water quality for communities and utility needs downstream of the reservoirs.
  • Recreation.gov gets new design, expanded content

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s administration announced a new design, improved navigation tools and expanded content for Recreation.Gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests and recreation areas. These recreation areas include sites within the 78,000 square mile boundaries of the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for campground rehab at Saylorville Lake

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a $134,228.64 contract to conduct rehabilitation of the Saylorville Lake Prairie Flower Campsite Campground in Johnston, Iowa.