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Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake Prevent Major Flood Damage

As of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 453.29 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The average inflow from May 1st through May 4th was 29,495 day second feet (dsf). [Read More]
Published: May-05-17

Carlyle Lake Pool Update, 5-4-17

As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 451.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of 5,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Wednesday, May 3, 2017 was approximately 22,840 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is project to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Thursday, May 10, 2017. This is about 11 feet above the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD. [Read More]
Published: May-05-17

Temporary Closure of South Fork Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has temporarily closed the South Fork Recreation Area off of Highway 154, due to large amounts of debris blocking the launch ramp. The area will reopen as soon as the conditions allow for safe use of the ramp. Other 4-lane ramps around the lake remain open and can provide access to Mark Twain Lake. [Read More]
Published: May-04-17

Riverlands Way Closing Wednesday, May 3 Due to Flooding

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office will be closing Riverlands Way road in West Alton, Missouri on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The closure is necessary due to the rising Mississippi River flood waters. The closure of the road will impact the Rivers Project Office and the Audubon Center at Riverlands. Both facilities will be closed to the public until flood waters recede and the road is reopened. Numerous other recreation areas are also closed due to flooding. [Read More]
Published: May-03-17

Flood Update at Wappapello Lake, May 3, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake reports that significant rains received in the St. Francis watershed north of Wappapello Lake have caused the upper St. Francis River and Wappapello Lake to rise. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Wappapello Lake elevation is 397.10 feet relative to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) and is falling. At the time of this report outflow from the lake is approximately 14,800 cubic feet per second. The lake crested at 398.10 feet NGVD on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and outflow was approximately 22,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) at crest. [Read More]
Published: May-03-17

Civil War Living History Event

CARLYLE LAKE - The Clinton County Historical Society in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a Civil War Living History event on May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake. The location of the event will be the grassy area adjacent to the Mariners Village Resort, near the Dam West Recreational Area. This event will kick-off a summer of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carlyle Lake. [Read More]
Published: May-03-17

Carlyle Lake Update

CARLYLE LAKE - As of 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 446.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is approximately 1,050 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday, April 30, 2017 was approximately 22,390 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at 451.5 feet NGVD on Friday, May 5, 2017. Carlyle Lake Dam is operating as designed, helping reduce flood stages on the Lower Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. [Read More]
Published: May-03-17

Update of Flooding at Wappapello Lake, 4-30-17

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake reports significant rains received in the St. Francis watershed north of Wappapello Lake have caused the upper St. Francis River and Wappapello Lake to rise. As of 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the Wappapello Lake level was 382.52 feet relative to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) and rising. [Read More]
Published: Apr-30-17

Corps of Engineers activates Emergency Operations Center

St. Louis District Commander Col. Anthony Mitchell activated the Emergency Operations Center Friday, April 28 to increase awareness and prepare for forecasted river stages. [Read More]
Published: Apr-30-17

Blackjack Marina Utilizes Ray Behrens Boat Ramp at Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake - Blackjack Marina will utilize two of the four lanes of the Ray Behrens Boat Ramp, [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-17
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