• Carlyle Lake Update: April 19, 2013

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 445.60 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 4,930 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, April 18, 2013 was approximately 14,510 day second feet (dsf). Due to the previous rainfall, Carlyle Lake will crest on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 450.0 feet NGVD.
  • Camping Opportunities at Carlyle Lake in 2013

    Carlyle Lake – The 2013 camping season will begin with the opening of Dam West and McNair Campgrounds on April 1st. Boulder Campground will open on April 15th and the Coles Creek and Lotus Group area on May 1st. The Dam East Spillway Campground and the Eldon Hazlet State Park are open year-round.
  • Pelicans Enjoy Kaskaskia River

    Kaskaskia River – The American White Pelicans have returned to the Kaskaskia River Project on their way north to their spring nesting areas. Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, is one of the largest birds in North America. These large and plump birds have an overall length between 50–70 inches, a wingspan of 9-10 feet, and average weight between 11 and 20 lbs. This primarily white bird has black-tipped wings, and a yellow bill that measures up to 15 inches in length.
  • Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The 2013 Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure (MOGA) will occur at Lake Shelbyville, April 5-7, 2013. This is the World's Largest Geocaching Competition and over 1,100 people are expected to participate in it this year. Multiple events and competitions are scheduled for the three days.
  • Delayed Opening of Facilities at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – All the fish cleaning stations managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will be delayed in opening this year. The recreation areas in which the fish cleaning stations are affected follow: Spillway East, Dam West, Opossum Creek, Coon Creek, Lone Point, Whitley Creek, Wilborn Creek, Forrest “Bo” Woods and Lithia Springs.
  • St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers website gets new look

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, migrated its public website (http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil) and all its web pages to a new look and hosting platform on March 29, 2013.
  • Survey at Veterans Curation Program demonstrates positive value for Veterans

    A survey of former participants in the US Army Corps’ Veterans Curation Program has indicated high levels of satisfaction with the program by participants. The survey was undertaken by Rebecca M. Aldrich, Ph.D., OTR/L, an Assistant Professor at the St. Louis University’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Doisy College of Health Sciences. Her survey included seventy-nine of the 103 veterans who have completed the six-month training program.
  • Volunteers Needed At Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is looking for motivated volunteers to staff the visitor center, clean facilities within the campgrounds and adopt trails. These positions are a very important part of successful operations at Lake Shelbyville.
  • Summer Employment Internship Position at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville is currently seeking someone who is interested in a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Public Safety Internship position for summer employment. SCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. The SCA Public Safety Intern will work under the supervision of USACE park rangers, promoting safety to visitors at USACE-managed public lands and waters.
  • Opening Dates for Lake Shelbyville Campgrounds and Beaches

    Lake Shelbyville – The 2013 camping season will soon be here, so make your camping trip plans now to come out and enjoy the beauty of spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce the campground opening dates and fees for the 2013 season: