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  • Shoreline repairs and decades of debris to be removed at Saylorville Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be performing daily flow reductions at Saylorville Lake Dam starting the week of July 18 to facilitate the removal of more than 40 years of accumulated debris from the control tower intake.
  • Saylorville Lake Recreation Areas to remain open this fall

    Due to a schedule adjustment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is keeping several campgrounds and day use recreation areas at Saylorville Lake open for the remainder of the recreation season this fall.
  • Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Experiencing Widespread and Regional Changes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District; and the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with others, have released a report regarding the Ecological Status and Trends of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The Status and Trends report is the third of its kind produced as part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program and includes information on long term changes in water quality, aquatic vegetation and fish from six study areas spread across the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The report also summarizes trends in possible drivers of long-term changes in the river including river discharge and floodplain land cover.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Saylorville Lake to host bald eagle watch Feb. 27

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dallas County Conservation Board and the Des Moines Audubon Society, is hosting a FREE bald eagle watch Sunday, Feb. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood and Bob Shetler Recreation Areas at Saylorville Lake.
  • Roadway across Saylorville Lake Dam closed due to high winds

    Due to high winds, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has closed the roadway that crosses over the Saylorville Lake dam. Boat ramps and other winter recreation areas have also closed due to forecasted weather conditions. Areas will reopen when conditions are deemed safe. For more information, contact the Saylorville Lake Project Office at 515-276-4656.
  • Public Input Sought on Pool 12 Forestry Habitat Restoration Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are in the early stages of planning for a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 12 of the Mississippi River and are seeking public input through Aug. 14.
  • Neal Smith Trail fully reopened at Saylorville Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has reopened portions of the Neal Smith Trail on the east side of Saylorville Lake which had been closed due to ongoing repairs. Newly reopened areas include NW Big Creek Drive to the access point across from E. Southside Drive in Polk City, and from Oak Grove Recreation Area to Red Feather Prairie.
  • Portions of Neal Smith Trail to temporarily close for repairs at Saylorville Lake

    Beginning Tuesday, June 8, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will temporarily close portions of the Neal Smith Trail on the east side of Saylorville Lake to replace broken asphalt with concrete and install culverts. Areas impacted by the closures include NW Big Creek Drive to the access point across from E. Southside Drive in Polk City, and from Oak Grove Recreation Area to Red Feather Prairie.
  • Corps of Engineers awards contract to repair Mississippi River habitat islands

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently awarded a $2.4 million contract to Water Works Dock & Boat Lifts, Inc. of Stoddard, Wisconsin, to repair a Mississippi River habitat restoration project approximately 40 miles south of La Crosse, Wisconsin, that was damaged by recent flooding events.