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Known as the "Father of Waters", the Mississippi River drains 32 US States and 2 Canadian provinces. Near St. Louis, Missouri, the US Army Corps of Engineers Rivers Project manages 300 miles of the Mississippi from Cairo, IL to Saverton, MO and the lower 80 miles of the Illinois River covering nearly 100,000 acres of land and water. Come visit us and explore all that we have to offer.

Rivers Project Office

Rivers Project

Latest News Releases

“Masters of the Sky”: Eagles, Falcons, and Owls - Oh My!
Tickets are now available for the annual Masters of the Sky event at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Ill. The two-day eagle extravaganza will be held on February 13 and 14, 2016. Each year, this event promises to amazing and entertain audiences of all ages.
Published: 1/20/2016
Partial Closure of Riverlands Way
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.
Published: 7/23/2015
Riverlands Way Now Open to the Public
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office has re-opened Riverlands Way road in West Alton, Missouri. The Mississippi River has crested and the roadway is now safe for visitor access. The Rivers Project Office and the Audubon Center at Riverlands are both open for visitors. Numerous other recreation areas are still closed due to flooding.
Published: 7/8/2015
Corps of Engineers closes locks due to high water
Due to 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 Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam on the Kaskaskia River.
Published: 6/29/2015

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Rivers Project Office
301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386
636.899.2600

Melvin Price Locks & Dam
#1 Locks & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
618.462.1713

National Great Rivers Museum
#2 Locks and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024
618.462.6979

Email: riversproject@usace.army.mil 

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