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  • 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.
  • Civil War Living History Event

    CARLYLE LAKE - The Clinton County Historical Society in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a Civil War Living History event on May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake. The location of the event will be the grassy area adjacent to the Mariners Village Resort, near the Dam West Recreational Area. This event will kick-off a summer of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carlyle Lake.
  • Carlyle Lake Update

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 446.70 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is approximately 1,050 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Sunday, April 30, 2017 was approximately 22,390 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at 451.5 feet NGVD on Friday, May 5, 2017. Carlyle Lake Dam is operating as designed, helping reduce flood stages on the Lower Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.