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  • Annual Car Show and Haunted Trail Cancelled

    CARLYLE LAKE – Due to public health concerns over the rise of coronavirus cases in the region, the annual Cruz-In the Dam Car Show, which was to be held on August 14 at Mariner’s Village, is cancelled.
  • Summer Hunting Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources work together to manage public lands and waters at Carlyle Lake. More than 10,000 acres of public lands are open to public hunting to which all-current Illinois game laws and regulations are in effect. All hunters are required to sign in and out daily and record harvest at the nearest hunter sign in box. Access areas are conveniently located around the lake to provide parking and access to public lands. Several wildlife food plots have been planted around the lake. Plots consist of various crops including sunflowers, corn, and other row crops.
  • Golinghorst takes command of St. Louis District Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District welcomed a new commanding officer during a closed change of command ceremony today, attended by personnel essential to the ceremony and viewed by many more on social media.
  • National Great Rivers Museum to Reopen July First

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the National Great Rivers Museum (NGRM) will reopen beginning Wednesday, July 1.
  • High Water Continues at Lake Shelbyville

    High Water Continues at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville continues to report high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation is 11.28 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The level as of 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 was 610.98 feet NVGD. The discharge rate was 1990 cubic feet per second (cfs) and the inflow was 820 cfs.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Campground Openings at Carlyle Lake

    Carlyle Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Carlyle Lake is pleased to announce the opening of campgrounds at Carlyle Lake for the recreation season at noon on Monday, June 1, 2020. This includes Dam West, Dam East Spillway, McNair, Coles Creek and Boulder campgrounds. In addition, all boat ramps, day use areas, and hiking and biking trails will continue to remain open. The Project Office, Visitor Center, Lotus Group Area, McNair Area C, beaches, playgrounds, and picnic shelters will remain closed. Special events, including USACE-sponsored events, interpretive programs, fishing tournaments, and dam tours are also on hold until further notice. All day use fees are waived through October 1, 2020.
  • Campgrounds Open at Lake Shelbyville

    Campgrounds Open at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce Coon Creek, Forrest W. “Bo” Wood, Lithia Springs, and Opossum Creek campgrounds are now open. Lone Point Campground and Wilborn Creek Group Camp are closed until further notice.
  • High Water at Lake Shelbyville

    For Immediate Release: 26 May 2020 Release No.: 20-10 High Water at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville has reported high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation has risen to 11.44 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 26, 2020 was 611.14 feet NVGD and the discharge rate was 2000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Lake Shelbyville is expected to crest on Wednesday, May 27 at 612.0 feet NGVD. This is based on the current discharge rate with no additional precipitation.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds at Wappapello to Open Soon

    Wappapello Lake – Keeping in line with state and federal guidelines, the Corps of Engineers is pleased to announce Corps operated campgrounds at Wappapello Lake will open for the season just in time for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend! All Corps campgrounds will open on Friday, May 22. This includes all of Greenville, Redman Creek and Peoples Creek campgrounds (developed campgrounds) as well as all primitive campgrounds and primitive camping.
  • Mark Twain Lake Campground Changes and Opening Information

    Mark Twain Lake, May 11, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake would like to