• Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center to commemorate National Park Trust’s (NPT) third annual National Kids to Parks Day. This event is open to children ages 5 to15. A parent or gaurdian will be required to accompany children who are between the ages of 5 and 10. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the scavenger hunt at 9:30 a.m. Participants will have an hour to complete the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers who find all the items on the scavenger hunt list. All participants will receive prizes. After the hunt, park rangers will present “Natures Treasures” an environmental program to educate participants about the natural items on their scavenger hunt list.
  • Military Fee Waiver

    CARLYLE LAKE – In May 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began accepting the America the
  • Corps of Engineers opens two Mississippi River locks with receding water

    ST. LOUIS – In response to receding water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District has opened Mississippi River Locks 24 in Clarksville and Locks 25 in Winfield. The locks had been closed since last Saturday, in anticipation of the high water.
  • Whiplash weather patterns testing Mississippi Valley Division’s flexibility, responsiveness

    Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the
  • Lake Shelbyville High Water Information

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville has reported high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation has risen to 9.43 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)). The level as of 7 a.m. on April 25 was 609.13 feet NVGD and the discharge rate was at 4,180 cubic feet per second (cfs). Lake Shelbyville is expected to crest on Saturday, April 27, at 609.5 feet NGVD. This is based on the current discharge rate with no additional precipitation.
  • Coast Guard closes Missouri, Illinois and Upper Mississippi Rivers to recreational traffic

    St. Louis – The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are urging recreational boaters to avoid going out on the water.
  • Get Your Paddle On! at the Riverlands Paddle Festival

    Alton, Ill. - The Mississippi River Water Trail Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Meeting of the Rivers Foundation and their associated partners invite you to experience the Mississippi River first-hand at the Riverlands Paddle Festival in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Paddling and other activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Corps of Engineers closes three locks due to high water

    ST. LOUIS – In anticipation of high water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District closed Mississippi River Locks 24 in Clarksville and 25 in Winfield, as well as the lock on the Kaskaskia River Saturday, April 20, 2013.
  • Dam West Boat Ramp Closed Temporarily for (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals

    Carlyle Lake - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals are being held at Carlyle Lake on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Dam West Boat Ramp in the Dam West Day Use Area. In order to accommodate the tournament activities, the Dam West Boat Ramp will be closed to the general public from Monday, April 29 at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m. Visitors should use the Apache Boat Ramp located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp and Keyesport Boat Ramp which will be available to the general public during this period.
  • Carlyle Lake Update: April 22, 2013

    As of 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 450.42 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday, April 21, 2013 was approximately 24,610 day second feet (dsf).