An open house to discuss the Steamboat Island habitat is scheduled for Monday, March 26 2018 at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center in Camanche, Iowa. The open house will run from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The project would, among other things, dredge some of the backwaters that have become very silted in inside Steamboat Island to provide better overwintering habitat for largemouth bass, bluegills, and crappies. The project may go out for bid in 2021 or 2022.