• High Water at Lake Shelbyville

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is reporting high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation has risen to 6.39 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The level as of 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 20 was 606.09 feet NVGD and rising.  The discharge rate was 750 cubic feet per second (cfs).
  • Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy in a formal change of command ceremony, July 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, will officiate the ceremony.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – June is National Great Outdoors Month and Carlyle Lake is the perfect place for all your favorite outdoors activities. Carlyle Lake has several nature trails around the lake for hiking enthusiasts to enjoy. Chipmunk Trail, Little Prairie Nature Trail, and the Willow Pond Trail are all centrally located and easy to access. Eldon Hazlet State Park also has several hiking trails throughout the park. All trails are free to the public.
  • Wasmuth Receives Distinguished Service Award

    Carlyle Lake –Natural Resource Specialist Doug Wasmuth was honored by the Illinois High School Association as a recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for his involvement with the IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals. This annual award is given to individuals with a long history of service to the Illinois High School Association.
  • Dog Show Planned at Lake Shelbyville

    For Immediate Release: 14 June 2019 Release No.: 19-21 Dog Show Planned at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – The 25th annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Show is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Forrest W. “Bo” Wood Campground. Participants may enter their dogs in the following categories: Best Trick, Best Dressed, Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, and Most Precious Puppy. There will be prizes awarded to the winners of each category. Owners may enter multiple dogs, but only one dog per owner is allowed in each category. All dogs must be kept on a leach no longer than six feet in length while at the show and in any recreation area at Lake Shelbyville. This leash regulation helps ensure the safety of both animals and people. Any dogs present must be up to date on all of their vaccines. Dog Days will take place at the Bo Wood Campground Amphitheater (1060 CR 1025 North, Sullivan, IL 61951). Please note that the location has changed from Coon Creek Campground where it has been held in the past. Registration begins at 5:30PM, and the show begins at 6:00PM. Dog Days of Summer Dog Show is a free event open to the public. For additional information, contact Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach at (217)774-3951 X 2. -30-
  • 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!