The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District is conducting emergency repairs to the overflow dike of Lock and Dam 25 near Winfield, Mo.
Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps of Engineers urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety.
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will perform boundary maintenance work from December 14, 2014 through January 10, 2015 on sections of the boundary line at Carlyle Lake. Boundary line maintenance work consists of uniformed Park Rangers and volunteers walking the boundary lines, replacing signposts, identifying encroachments on government property, inspecting mowing permits and clearing brush. The maintenance work is performed annually during the winter months when vegetation is at a minimum. Boundary line maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a visible boundary line and to protect the public lands at Carlyle Lake. The areas scheduled for maintenance are Tamalco Boat Ramp to the Keyesport Recreation Area and Patoka Boat Ramp to the Coles Creek Recreation Area.
Fall and winter is a wonderful time to go camping offering campers beautiful landscapes, solitude, inspiration, natural quiet, and a place to get away. Carlyle Lake offers two campgrounds that are open year around - Dam East Spillway Campground located in the Dam East Spillway Area and the IIini Campground located in Eldon Hazlet State Park
Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours.