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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

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
Get Your Paddle On! at the Riverlands Paddle Festival
The Mississippi River Water Trail Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation and their associated partners invite you to experience the Mississippi River first-hand at the Riverlands Paddle Festival in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Paddling and other activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Published: 5/12/2015

Rivers Project Office


Rivers Project Office
301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386

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#1 Locks & Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024

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#2 Locks and Dam Way
Alton, IL 62024

Email: riversproject@usace.army.mil 


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