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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
  • 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
  • St. Louis District reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water. Tragically, people lose their lives while visiting USACE-managed lands and waters every year. Most of the tragedies are water related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.
  • St. Louis District urges boater safety

    The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is celebrating National Safe Boating Week, May 22- 28 by urging boaters to be smart while on the water. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2019, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • AQUAFEST at Dam West Beach

    Aquafest at Dam West Beach Lake Shelbyville – Aquafest at Dam West Beach is no ordinary day at the beach! The Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting Aquafest on Saturday, August 4 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Children and adults of ages all are welcome to attend. The beach fee will be waived for the entire day to allow all beach users a chance to come out and enjoy the free games and activities. Activities include water safety games, sand sculpture contest, inflatable water slides, bounce houses, and an appearance from Bobber the Water Safety Dog. The theme of the event is Island Luau.
  • Beach Blast at Rend Lake, June 13

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Rend Lake Beach Blast Saturday, June 13, at the South Sandusky Beach. Rend Lake Park Rangers will host this fun-filled event that includes games for all ages, music, and learning how to be safe while in and around the water. This popular event will kick off at noon and will run until 4:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Before heading out for a day of fun on or near the water this upcoming Memorial Day weekend and over the course of the summer, the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to play it safe while ensuring everyone in your group has life jackets and more importantly that everyone wears them.
  • Water Safety is a Year Round Concern

    Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps of Engineers urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety.
  • Aquafest to be held at Dam West Beach at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – Aquafest at Dam West Beach is no ordinary day at the beach! The Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting Aquafest for Saturday, August 2 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Children and adults of ages all are welcome to attend.