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2016 Kaskaskia River Project Master Plan Update

The Kaskaskia River Project Master Plan update process will begin this fall with the first public meeting on January 12, 2015. A series of meetings throughout the watershed will continue through January 14th. A draft update will be produced and is expected to be available for comment and review by late July 2016. After a 30 day comment period, the final draft will be completed with approval anticipated near the end of the calendar year 2016.

The 2016 Master Plan update will incorporate a Watershed Approach among the three Corps projects located on the Kaskaskia River: Lake Shelbyville, Carlyle Lake, and the Kaskaskia River Project. All three project Master Plans are being updated in FY 16 and will include a common approach to addressing issues.

As information and notices become available they will be posted to this page. Sections of the current Master Plan are available for viewing and download through the links below.

Currently the Master Plan for the Kaskaskia River Project is included as part of the larger Master Plan for The Rivers Project, which includes: Pool 24, Pool 25, Pool 26 and Locks 27 on the Mississippi River; Kaskaskia Lock and Dam, and the Cache River Diversion Channel.

There are three US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Projects located within the Kaskaskia River Watershed. They include: Lake Shelbyville, Carlyle Lake and Kaskaskia River Project. As such, the Master Plan's for these three projects are being updated using a watershed approach.

In doing so, the Master Plan for the Kaskaskia River Project will be removed from the Rivers Project Master Plan and updated as a singular Master Plan within the Kaskaskia River Watershed, along with the updated Master Plans for Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake.

Therefore, please be aware the current Master Plan for the Kaskaskia River Project provided on this website is not all inclusive. It is simply the Kaskaskia River portion of the larger "Rivers Project" Master Plan.

Master Plan Public Workshops Schedule

1st Public Workshop
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Jan 12, 2016

Germantown American Legion – Germantown, IL

2nd Public Workshop
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Jan 13, 2016

 Kaskaskia Regional Port District Office – Red Bud, IL

3rd Public Workshop
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Jan 14, 2016

Chester Public Library – Chester, IL

Master Plan Schedule

Comment Submission Deadline

Feb. 28, 2016

Draft Available for Comment


30 Day Comment Period Ends


Final Draft Completion

Late Oct.

Master Plan Update Approval

Late Dec.

Current Kaskaskia River Project Master Plan


Draft Available for Comment

Where: Online or at announced public workshops

When: Thru February 28, 2016

Who: Anyone Interested in the 2016 Kaskaskia River Project Master Plan Update


Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kaskaskia River Project Office
Attn: Master Plan
4800 Lock and Dam Road
Modoc, IL 62261

Phone: (618) 284-7160
Fax: (314) 331-8766