• Corps urges caution to rec boaters on newly created islands near Grafton

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Dredge Potter is currently working near Grafton, Illinois, between river miles 218 and 222, using a 300-foot-long flexible floating pipeline to removed material from the navigation channel. The flexible pipeline allows for the creation of ephemeral islands that will be used for habitat restoration and mimics natural sand bar formation. Due to rising water levels and since the dredge placement is unconfined using the energy of the river to distribute the sediment and shape the bar, these newly created ephemeral islands or sandbars may be underwater or unstable and it is recommended that boaters avoid these temporary islands.
  • Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.
  • Parking for Lake Shelbyville 4th of July Fireworks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake Shelbyville. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area. Lake Shelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks.
  • Army Corps monitoring river and reservoir gauges

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, continues to keep a watchful eye on river levels from heavy rainfall events along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers that occurred upstream recently. The district’s water control operations center is monitoring lake and river levels daily.
  • St. Louis District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dredge Potter underway for another dredging season

    The Dredge Potter, owned and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is getting underway today for the 2024 dredging season ensuring safe navigation for commercial vessels on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. In 2023, drought conditions required the crew and then 92-year-old vessel to move 6.3 million cubic yards of sand, silt, and clay from the river bottom at 31 different locations.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases 2024-2027 Climate Adaptation Plan

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined more than 20 other federal agencies to release its 2024-2027 Climate Adaptation Plan and expand the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to ensure federal operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. The updated adaptation plans advance the administration’s National Climate Resilience Framework, which helps to align climate resilience investments across the public and private sector through common principles and opportunities for action to build a climate resilient nation.
  • USACE St. Louis District announces completion of a restored Coldwater Creek bank

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a complex remediation project at a Coldwater Creek (CWC) bank adjacent to Jana Drive (involves CWC-386 and the CWC corridor). This achievement marks another step forward in the USACE mission to provide a safer environment for the community and future generations.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Army Corps of Engineers Birthday and Juneteenth Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces open house for St. Louis FUSRAP updates

    ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is pleased to announce an open house to provide
  • Virtual public updates scheduled for Mississippi River study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two virtual public update meetings for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp) on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.