Press release submitted by US Army Corps of Engineers
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the partial closure of Shady Creek and Clark's Ferry Recreation Areas. Blanchard Island, Kilpeck Landing, and Ferry Landing gates are also closed due to this fast rising high water event on the Mississippi River. If you had reservations for camping during the next week, please check Recreation.gov or call them at 877-444-6777 to see if your reservations have been affected.
All camp sites will be re-opened to the public when the areas have dried out sufficiently to allow safe access by vehicles and debris has been removed from the area.
To learn more about the Mississippi River, you are encouraged to visit www.missriver.org. For additional information please contact: Muscatine Park Rangers, 810 Main Street, Muscatine, IA 52761or call 563-263-7913.
Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.