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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

National Great Rivers Museum Closure
The National Great Rivers Museum, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be closed on January 27, 2015 due to a planned electrical outage. The facility is having electrical smart meters installed to help improve and monitor its energy efficiency. During this time, visitors are encouraged to visit the Audubon Center at Riverlands for winter bird viewing and regional visitor information.
Published: 1/26/2015
“Masters of the Sky”: Eagles, Falcons, and Owls Oh My!
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Masters of the Sky event at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL. The two-day eagle extravaganza will be held on February 14 and 15, 2015. Each year, this event promises to amazing and entertain audiences of all ages.
Published: 1/6/2015
UPDATE: Rivers Project Two Rivers South Access Area Closure
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, is announcing the temporary closure of the Two Rivers South Access Area in Rockport, IL. This access area will be closed until November 21, 2014 for dredging. Boats wishing to launch in this section of the river should use Two Rivers North Access Area to the north or Gosline Access Area to the south.
Published: 10/30/2014
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

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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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