US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Grab your fishing poles and bait and reel in some fish this weekend at Carlyle Lake during Illinois Free Fishing Days. From Friday, 14 June through Monday, 17 June anyone can fish in Illinois without having to purchase a fishing license. This annual event is the perfect time to introduce someone to the sport of fishing.
  • Corps of Engineers to host public meeting for Upper Joachim Creek Floodplain Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host a public meeting to present the draft findings of the Upper Joachim Creek Floodplain Management Plan on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at De Soto High School, 815 Amvets Drive, De Soto, MO 63020, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for another fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind
  • Mark Twain Lake Announces Excess Debris on the Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces due to high water levels the lake has an excess amount of debris. This can create hazards on the lake as well as make some areas difficult to maneuver. This debris can also fluctuate and move throughout the day with wind patterns. Clarence Cannon Dam will also be near or at maximum release, utilizing tainter gates to release water, please take extra caution to stay away from the Dam. We ask that you stay aware while on the lake, avoid areas you may see with large amounts of debris, and wear a life jacket while on the water.
  • Rend Lake to Host Honest Abe with Fritz Klein

    On Saturday, June 1st at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be hosting one of history’s brightest figures, Abraham Lincoln. Considered one of the nation’s foremost Lincoln actors, Fritz Klein has been portraying this former president full-time since 1980. His performances have taken him to some 35 states for film and television, on stage, and as a motivational speaker. The Lincoln Institute’s website proudly states Klein’s reenactment is “thoroughly researched, historically accurate, and blend Lincoln’s humor with his great humanity.” Grab your stove-pipe hat and don’t miss your opportunity to have an in person encounter with the 16th President who was the first in office to sport a full beard!
  • Temporary Closure of the National Great Rivers Museum and Illinois Esplanade

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, will temporarily close the National Great Rivers Museum and Illinois Esplanade area including the picnic shelter to all pedestrians, fishermen and vehicle traffic on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7 p.m. due to rising water levels.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake, 31 May - 2 June

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for another fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind.
  • Carlyle Lake Pool Update - May 23, 2019

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May 2019 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 446.63 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is   approximately 4,040 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Wednesday, 22 May 2019 was approximately 12,790 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at 449.5 feet NGVD on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. Carlyle Lake Dam is operating as designed, helping reduce flood stages on the Lower Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. 
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Carlyle Lake Celebrates Kids to Parks Day

    CARLYLE LAKE – To celebrate National Kids to Parks Day and the Illinois High School State Bass Fishing Finals, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors, Henkel’s Hook and Arrow, and Fishing and the Outdoors, will host “Fishing Frenzy” on Saturday, 18 May 2019 from 1p.m. to 3p.m. at the Dam West Boat Ramp. Participants will visit stations that will teach them the basics skills of fishing. Stations will include: casting, fish identification, knot tying, fish anatomy, types of bait, and water safety. Each station will have a challenge for participants to complete. Prizes will be awarded to participants that complete every challenge. Stick around after the event to see the IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals weigh-in at approximately 3:30.