Lock and Dam and Recreational Facilities Closing

Published June 16, 2015

Kaskaskia River – Current flooding conditions on the Kaskaskia River are causing the closure of the Corps operated Day Use and Camping areas.  The maximum regulated pool elevation is 368.8, in reference to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), and currently the Kaskaskia River is at 376.50 NGVD. Once the Kaskaskia River has reached the critical elevation of 380.5 the Lock and Dam will also close. Predictions currently forecast a crest of 381.5 feet NGVD and 35.4 feet at Chester on the Mississippi River on June 20th. Once the Mississippi River has crested and there is no more significant precipitation the river levels will fall. The facilities located at the Kaskaskia River Project will reopen as soon as flood water recedes and cleanup is finished.

Due to river conditions on the Kaskaskia, there is additional drift and current. If you are on the water please be aware of drift and current conditions.

For more information, please contact the Kaskaskia River Project Office at (618) 284-7160 or e-mail at KaskyL&D@usace.army.mil.

Matt Thurman

Release no. 15-031