Lock and Dam 15

National Weather Service

By this time next week, the Mississippi River will be over flood stage in the Quad Cities, and in locations upstream. 

Mississippi River Guidewall Repairs

Sep 18, 2018

More construction is coming to the Mississippi River near the Rock Island Arsenal. This project will repair a guidewall, which helps towboats enter the locks.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising, from Dubuque down to the Quad Cities.

Mississippi River Rising

May 1, 2018
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and should reach flood stage, from Dubuque to the Quad Cities, this weekend.

WVIK News

Government Bridge will be closed to all traffic Saturday. The closing will be from 6 am until 7 pm, and affect vehicles, pedestrians, and train traffic.

Missouri River Energy Services had been considering building a hydro power dam at Lock and Dam 15.
Joseph Novak / Flickr

Five years after it began to study the feasibility of using the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities to generate electricity, a South Dakota-based utility company has decided to drop the project. Based in Sioux City, Missouri River Energy Services had been considering building a hydro power dam at Lock and Dam 15.

Spokesman Ray Wahle says there are just too many unknowns right now, including government regulations on clean energy, and because typically projects like this can take 15 years to get started.