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Archive: 2019
  • Boundary Maintenance Work at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be performing boundary maintenance work from December 16, 2019 through January 10, 2020 on multiple sections of the boundary line at Carlyle Lake. The boundary line maintenance work will consist of uniformed Park Rangers and volunteers walking the boundary lines, replacing signposts, identifying encroachments on government property, inspecting mowing permits, and clearing brush along the boundary line. The maintenance work is performed annually during the winter months when vegetation is at a minimum. Maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a visible boundary line and to protect the public lands at Carlyle Lake. The areas of emphasis for the 2019-20 boundary maintenance will be from the James Hawn Access Area to the Tamalco Boat Ramp Area.
  • “Masters of the Sky”: Eagles, Falcons, and Hawks Oh My!

    Attention all Eagle and Raptor Enthusiasts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer live Raptor shows to the public on Saturday, February 15 at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Ill. 
  • Mississippi Valley Division and Districts Receive Top Small Business Conference Awards

    The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and regional districts received numerous awards at the 2019 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Conference in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 21, 2019.
  • Proposed Reduced Operating Hours at the National Great Rivers Museum

    In anticipation of funding changes currently reflected the proposed 2020 Federal Budget, the visiting hours of the National Great Rivers Museum will change beginning January 1, 2020 to support the new levels.  New public hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday. Tours of the Melvin Price Lock and Dam will still be available on these days at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Carlyle Lake Winter Drawdown

    CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake has begun its winter drawdown in accordance with the Carlyle Lake Water Control Plan. According to the water control plan, during the winter months the Carlyle Lake pool elevation is to be drawn down to its winter pool of 443.0 ft. NGVD. The water control plan also includes a variance of plus or minus 14 days for the winter drawdown to begin. At winter pool elevation planned work at Carlyle Lake, which requires a lower pool elevation, can begin. The release rate will increase to up to approximatley 2,500 cfs, while still providing flood control downstream until crops have been harvested. The rate of release to accomplish the winter drawdown takes many factors into consideration including pool elevation, reservoir inflow, downstream tributaries, storm events, and downstream farm crop harvest. A steady, low release rate will also allow planned work at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam, Kaskaskia River Project to begin.
  • Hunter Ethics

    CARLYLE LAKE - With the fall hunting season underway, hunters are reminded of their obligation to practice ethical and safe hunting while in the field. Remember, your personal ethics might not match your neighbors, but certain guidelines do pertain to all hunters.
  • Temporary Closures at Lake Shelbyville for Hunt

    TEMPORARY RECREATION AREA CLOSINGS AT LAKE SHELBYVILLE TO CONDUCT DEER HUNT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park will hold the 30th Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities during the first firearm deer season on November 22-24, 2019. The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville that are closed for the season. As a safety precaution, Lone Point and Lithia Springs Campgrounds and all of Sullivan Beach, Wilborn Creek, Coon Creek, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to all automobile and pedestrian traffic from 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019.
  • Lake Shelbyville Water Control Public Meeting

    Lake Shelbyville Water Control Public Meeting Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current water control plan for Lake Shelbyville, water control operations, and dam safety. Engineering staff from the USACE St. Louis District office will present information about water control operations and procedures, and dam safety.
  • 2019 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. downstairs at the Breese Knights of Columbus Hall, 480 N. Walnut St, Breese, IL.
  • Firewood Cutting Opportunity at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will offer the opportunity for individuals to obtain a Special Use Permit to cut up downed trees for firewood at Boulder and Coles Creek Recreation Areas and Campgrounds. Permits will be available at the Carlyle Lake Project Office from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning October 10, 2019. A total of 20 permits will be issued on a first come first serve basis and there is no charge. Trees will be located throughout the campgrounds and recreation areas, vehicle access will be limited to paved surfaces only. Cutting will be permitted Wednesday through Sunday beginning October 23, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Cutting will not be permitted during the 2019 Illinois Firearm Deer Season dates of November 22nd – 24th and December 5th – December 8th.