• Volunteer Recruitment at Mark Twain Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is recruiting volunteers for Gate Attendant and recreation maintenance positions.  Full-time (minimum of 20 hours per week) volunteers can receive a full-service campsite for their services.  Fill out an application at www.volunteer.gov to get started.  You may also contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at  573-735-4097 or email marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil for more detail.
  • Binoculars, Birds, and Winter: An Unlikely Passion By Bella Erakko

    Every December for the past 121 years, thousands of people across North and South America stand outside all day, eyes glued to the sky. They are not standing vigil for Santa; they’re counting birds. Flying birds, perching birds, wading and swimming birds. Nearing Christmas, on a designated day, groups gather with binoculars and bird books in hand—all volunteering for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This year, Hannibal joined in, in large part because George Wisdom, a member of Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists, thought it a spectacularly good idea.
  • National Great Rivers Museum to Re-Open

    E. Alton, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be re-opening the National Great Rivers Museum
  • Carlyle Lake Increasing Downstream Releases

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday,1 February 2021 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 444.58 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is approximately 3,750 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday, 31 January 2021 was approximately 10,260 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at 445.5 feet NGVD on Wednesday, 3 February 2021. Releases will be increased to 6,000 cfs by Friday, 5 February 2021.
  • Firewood Cutting Period Extended at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake, January 22, 2021 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the period
  • Annual Ben Sapp Memorial Shed Hunt for Youth Canceled for 2021

    Mark Twain Lake, January 21, 2021 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regretfully announces
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2021 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & City of De Soto to hold virtual public meeting for the De Soto, Missouri, Emergency Action and Evacuation Plan Final Results

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Flood Plain Management Services Program will host a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. to present the final results of the Emergency Action and Evacuation Plan for the City of De Soto, Mo., in Jefferson County. Due to public health and safety concerns associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the public meeting will be held online.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & City of Eureka to hold virtual public meeting for CAP Section 205 – Eureka, Missouri Flood Risk Management Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, in coordination with the non-Federal sponsor, the City of Eureka is hosting a virtual public scoping meeting on January 20, 2021 to present information and gather feedback from the public on the scope of the CAP Section 205, City of Eureka, Missouri Feasibility Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment, a Flood Risk Management study. 
  • Eagle Watch Event at General Dean Recreation Area

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host the annual Eagle Watch event at the General Dean Recreation Area between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 30th, 2021. The World Bird Sanctuary will have a live Bald Eagle on display for public viewing in a heated tent. Please visit any time during these hours to help prevent large gatherings. The event will be different from years prior and be a meet and greet style event. Masks will be required when entering the tent. The General Dean Recreation Area is also one of the best spots around Carlyle Lake to view Bald Eagles in their natural habitat. Those attending the event are encouraged to bring a mask, binoculars or spotting scope, and dress accordingly for the weather as it is an outdoor event.