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  • High Water at 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 11.39 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The level as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9 was 611.09 feet NVGD and the discharge rate was 1,900 cubic feet per second (cfs). Lake Shelbyville is expected to crest on Thursday, May 11, at 612.5 feet NGVD. This is based on the current discharge rate with no additional precipitation.
  • Bring Back the Monarchs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is hosting Bring Back the Monarchs on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to commemorate National Park Trust’s (NPT) Sixth Annual National Kids to Parks Day. The event will take place at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Over the past several years the monarch butterfly population has reached its lowest level since 1993. Participants at the event can help the recovery by assisting with milkweed and wildflower plantings that will help provide monarchs with food, cover and host plants to lay their eggs. Other activities will include a monarch program, monarch crafts, and photo opportunities.
  • Temporary Road Closures at Carlyle Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be temporarily closing Lake Road in the Dam West Recreation Area from 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Also, portions of the Saddle Dam II roadway will be closed on May 9-10, 2017 for maintenance and resurfacing. These closures are necessary to provide public safety during routine maintenance and road work.
  • Carlyle Lake Pool Update

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 455.60 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Saturday, May 6th, 2017 was approximately 29,880 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is projected to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Tuesday, May 09, 2017. This is about 11 feet above summer guide elevation of 445.0 feet NGVD. In accordance with the water control plan, releases from Carlyle Lake will be increased to approximately 6,800 cfs through a series of gate changes that will be made throughout the day.
  • Carlyle Lake Pool Update, May 7

    As of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 455.60 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Saturday, May 6th, 2017 was approximately 29,880 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is projected to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Tuesday, May 09, 2017.
  • Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake Prevent Major Flood Damage

    As of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 453.29 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The average inflow from May 1st through May 4th was 29,495 day second feet (dsf).
  • Carlyle Lake Pool Update, 5-4-17

    As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 451.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) with a release rate of 5,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). The inflow for Wednesday, May 3, 2017 was approximately 22,840 day second feet (dsf). Due to the rainfall that has occurred throughout the past several days, the pool is project to crest at less than 456.0 feet NGVD on Thursday, May 10, 2017. This is about 11 feet above the normal summer pool of 445.0 feet NGVD.
  • Temporary Closure of South Fork Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has temporarily closed the South Fork Recreation Area off of Highway 154, due to large amounts of debris blocking the launch ramp. The area will reopen as soon as the conditions allow for safe use of the ramp. Other 4-lane ramps around the lake remain open and can provide access to Mark Twain Lake.
  • Riverlands Way Closing Wednesday, May 3 Due to Flooding

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office will be closing Riverlands Way road in West Alton, Missouri on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The closure is necessary due to the rising Mississippi River flood waters. The closure of the road will impact the Rivers Project Office and the Audubon Center at Riverlands. Both facilities will be closed to the public until flood waters recede and the road is reopened. Numerous other recreation areas are also closed due to flooding.
  • Flood Update at Wappapello Lake, May 3, 2017

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake reports that significant rains received in the St. Francis watershed north of Wappapello Lake have caused the upper St. Francis River and Wappapello Lake to rise. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Wappapello Lake elevation is 397.10 feet relative to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) and is falling. At the time of this report outflow from the lake is approximately 14,800 cubic feet per second. The lake crested at 398.10 feet NGVD on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and outflow was approximately 22,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) at crest.