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Lake Shelbyville High Water Information

Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville has reported high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation has risen to 9.43 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)). The level as of 7 a.m. on April 25 was 609.13 feet NVGD and the discharge rate was at 4,180 cubic feet per second (cfs). Lake Shelbyville is expected to crest on Saturday, April 27, at 609.5 feet NGVD. This is based on the current discharge rate with no additional precipitation. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-13

Coast Guard closes Missouri, Illinois and Upper Mississippi Rivers to recreational traffic

St. Louis – The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are urging recreational boaters to avoid going out on the water. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-13

Get Your Paddle On! at the Riverlands Paddle Festival

Alton, Ill. - The Mississippi River Water Trail Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation and their associated partners invite you to experience the Mississippi River first-hand at the Riverlands Paddle Festival in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paddling and other activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-13

Corps of Engineers closes three locks due to high water

ST. LOUIS – In anticipation of high water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District closed Mississippi River Locks 24 in Clarksville and 25 in Winfield, as well as the lock on the Kaskaskia River Saturday, April 20, 2013. [Read More]
Published: Apr-22-13

Dam West Boat Ramp Closed Temporarily for (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals

Carlyle Lake - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals are being held at Carlyle Lake on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Dam West Boat Ramp in the Dam West Day Use Area. In order to accommodate the tournament activities, the Dam West Boat Ramp will be closed to the general public from Monday, April 29 at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m. Visitors should use the Apache Boat Ramp located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp and Keyesport Boat Ramp which will be available to the general public during this period. [Read More]
Published: Apr-22-13

Carlyle Lake Update: April 22, 2013

As of 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 450.42 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday, April 21, 2013 was approximately 24,610 day second feet (dsf). [Read More]
Published: Apr-22-13

St. Louis Corps of Engineers activates Emergency Operations Center

St. Louis, Mo. – Flood preparations are taking center stage in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District. Col. Christopher Hall, District Commander, activated the emergency operations center at 6:30 a.m. today to increase awareness and to be better prepared to meet any emerging situations. The activation is in response to predicted precipitation and river stages. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-13

Carlyle Lake Update: April 19, 2013

CARLYLE LAKE - As of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 445.60 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 4,930 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, April 18, 2013 was approximately 14,510 day second feet (dsf). Due to the previous rainfall, Carlyle Lake will crest on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 450.0 feet NGVD. [Read More]
Published: Apr-19-13

Camping Opportunities at Carlyle Lake in 2013

Carlyle Lake – The 2013 camping season will begin with the opening of Dam West and McNair Campgrounds on April 1st. Boulder Campground will open on April 15th and the Coles Creek and Lotus Group area on May 1st. The Dam East Spillway Campground and the Eldon Hazlet State Park are open year-round. [Read More]
Published: Apr-15-13

Pelicans Enjoy Kaskaskia River

Kaskaskia River – The American White Pelicans have returned to the Kaskaskia River Project on their way north to their spring nesting areas. Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, is one of the largest birds in North America. These large and plump birds have an overall length between 50–70 inches, a wingspan of 9-10 feet, and average weight between 11 and 20 lbs. This primarily white bird has black-tipped wings, and a yellow bill that measures up to 15 inches in length. [Read More]
Published: Apr-08-13
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