Quad Cities Are Loaded With Port Potential Quad Cities Are Loaded With Port Potential
Quad Cities Are Loaded With Port Potential

Situated on opposite sides of a westward-running stretch of the Upper Mississippi River, the towns of Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf across the… Read More

Dredging Money Still In Limbo

September 13, 2019

As the harvest season reaches its peak, Corps of Engineer districts are struggling to slowly unclog rivers and resurvey channels that were choked with unprecedented amounts of silt this spring. Read More

How Could This Happen?

August 16, 2019

On August 12, members of the River Industry Executive Task Force (RIETF) received some unwelcome news from an official with the Rock Island Engineer District at a roundtable in Chicago. Read More

A dredging emergency in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers led river industry representatives to appeal to members of Congress to urge the Corps to better distribute already-allocated emergency dredging… Read More

Davenport, Iowa, largest of the Quad Cities, received unwanted national attention when a temporary flood barrier failed April 30. The floods inundated several square blocks in Davenport’s downtown and caused… Read More

Now that floodwaters are finally receding (if fitfully in some places, due to still greater than normal amounts of rainfall), rivers are dealing with massive amounts of silting that, on… Read More

Because this year’s floods have brought millions of extra tons of silt to the Upper Mississippi River, the St. Paul Engineer District has begun dredging operations earlier than usual. It… Read More

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