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  • 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.