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ST. PAUL DISTRICT - Corps urges caution on the Mississippi River near Guttenberg, Iowa, as river levels are higher to aid towboats

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is holding the pool elevations north of Lock and Dam 10, near Guttenberg, Iowa, half a foot higher than normal to assist towboats dealing with ice.
Published: 11/25/2014

VICKSBURG DISTRICT - Boy Scouts Build Wood Duck Nesting Boxes for Waterfowl at Arkabutla Lake

Nine boy scouts from Troop 41, Hernando, recently built wood duck nesting boxes for waterfowl at Arkabutla Lake. The scouts converted 40 1x10x12 rough cut cypress planks into luxury suites that resulted in 66 boxes. The boxes will be placed on 4x4 posts around the backwaters and coves of Arkabutla Lake and the Coldwater River channel and sloughs scattered throughout the Askew Wildlife Management Area.
Published: 11/25/2014

ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT - Corps of Engineers Taking Public Comment on Draft Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, asks the public to provide comment on the FINAL DRAFT of the Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment. The master plan, which was last updated in 1984, conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of all natural, cultural, and recreational resources of a Corps of Engineers water resource project.
Published: 11/20/2014

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Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing.
Published: 11/13/2014

River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass.
Published: 11/10/2014

Regular dialogue with the navigation industry continues to keep commerce moving on the Mississippi River system

Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours.
Published: 11/10/2014