The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 8-21, 2015.
Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
CARLYLE LAKE - As of 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 21, 2015, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 452.72 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release rate of approximately 5,440 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Monday July 20, 2015 was approximately 2,050 day second feet (dsf). The lake crested at 454.39 feet NGVD on July 5, 2015. The targeted summer pool is 445.0 feet NGVD. Carlyle Lake is currently working as designed to lessen flooding on downstream sections of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is announcing the partial closure of Riverlands Way within the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, MO. This road will be closed from the last parking lot east of the pavilion to the end of the road. This portion of Riverlands Way will be closed from July 23, 2015 until August 8, 2015 for road construction. Access to the Rivers Project Office and Riverlands Way Pavilion will not be impacted.
Mark Twain Lake, Monroe City, Missouri – Storyteller Pablo Baum will share “Fury on the Santa Fe
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chief of Engineers has recognized the team at Lake Shelbyville for the 2015 Natural Resources Management project of the year.
Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, acknowledged this project for their accomplishments in management efficiency, public involvement, public safety, management effectiveness, and partnerships as related to all elements of the Natural Resources Management program.