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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

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Latest News Releases

Sleep under the stars at the 5th Annual Family Campout
Alton, Ill. – Get your family together for an outdoor adventure at the 5th Annual Family Campout on September 27-28, 2014. This year’s festivities will include archery, family teambuilding games, campfire cooking competitions, stargazing, and an outdoor movie after dark! This event is in celebration of National Public Lands Day. What better way to celebrate our Public Lands than to spend the night on the banks of the Mississippi River!
Published: 9/16/2014
Corps of Enigneers reopens main chamber at Mel Price Locks
Alton, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District reopened the main lock chamber to river traffic at Melvin Price Locks and Dam today after completing emergency repairs to one of the busiest locks on the Mississippi River.
Published: 8/8/2014
BrainSTEM - Maiking Summer Science Fun!
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation are partnering to offer this exciting summer adventure camp to get your kids enjoying the outdoors! Our upcoming summer camp opportunity is BrainSTEM Camp, July 21st-23rd at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL.
Published: 6/30/2014
Army Corps to hold public meeting for proposed Cora Island project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District will hold an open house public meeting for the proposed project at Cora Island on Wednesday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, Mo.
Published: 5/20/2014

Rivers Project Office


Rivers Project Office
301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386

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

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

Email: riversproject@usace.army.mil 


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