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  • Army Corps of Engineers warns most water-related accidents and fatalities occur in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that more water-related
  • Corps awards contract for completion of Bois Brule flood risk management project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District recently awarded a $7.3 million contract to Eagle Eye Electric, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri for the completion of 4.3 miles of levee restoration and the completion of two seepage berms.  With support from the project sponsor, the Bois Brule Levee District, this is last remaining feature of work to be completed on the Bois Brule Deficiency Correction Project to correct for under seepage and changes in levee grade.
  • Water Safety Tips for 4th of July Weekend

    Lake Shelbyville– Warmer weather is here, and July is the busiest time of year on our nation’s
  • Parking for Lake Shelbyville 4th of July Fireworks

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake
  • Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Experiencing Widespread and Regional Changes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District; and the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with others, have released a report regarding the Ecological Status and Trends of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The Status and Trends report is the third of its kind produced as part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program and includes information on long term changes in water quality, aquatic vegetation and fish from six study areas spread across the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The report also summarizes trends in possible drivers of long-term changes in the river including river discharge and floodplain land cover.
  • Two St. Louis District lakes awarded fish habitat improvement grants

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Lake Shelbyville and Mark Twain Lake were recently awarded the National Fish Habitat Partnership Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Grant to improve fish habitats at the respective project sites. The projects funded through this opportunity are high-priority focus areas of the Reservoir Fish Habitat Partnership. The grants received in the St. Louis District include more than $167,000 to improve aquatic habitat within reservoirs at Mark Twain Lake and Lake Shelbyville."
  • UPDATED - Road Across Lake Shelbyville Dam Closed Due To Maintenance

    Lake Shelbyville dam maintenance causes closures for road across the dam.
  • Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup Bowfishing tournament

    The annual Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Round Up is returning to Randolph County for 2022! The annual Bowfishing tournament will be held on Saturday July 16, at the Jerry F. Costello (Kaskaskia) Lock and Dam in Modoc, Ill.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project 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.
  • Volunteer Opportunities Available at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is seeking individuals to volunteer their time and skills to provide valuable services, which help Carlyle Lake to continue to provide quality services to our visitors. The Carlyle Lake Project offers many volunteer opportunities in recreation and natural resource management on its 26,000 acres of water and 11,000 acres of land. As a volunteer, you gain valuable skills, work outdoors, meet new people, see new areas, and achieve a sense of contributing to the future of Carlyle Lake. Volunteers participate in a variety of tasks and activities throughout the year and positions are determined by both volunteer interests and project needs. For volunteer inquiries, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Carlyle Lake Project Office by calling 618-594-2484 ext. 6103 or e-mail carlylelake@usace.army.mil. Persons under the age of 18 must have parental approval.