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  • Independence Day Weekend at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Independence Day at Carlyle Lake. Family oriented activities will be taking place throughout the weekend; all activities are free and open to the public.
  • Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Experiencing Widespread and Regional Changes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District; and the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with others, have released a report regarding the Ecological Status and Trends of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The Status and Trends report is the third of its kind produced as part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program and includes information on long term changes in water quality, aquatic vegetation and fish from six study areas spread across the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The report also summarizes trends in possible drivers of long-term changes in the river including river discharge and floodplain land cover.
  • Two St. Louis District lakes awarded fish habitat improvement grants

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Lake Shelbyville and Mark Twain Lake were recently awarded the National Fish Habitat Partnership Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Grant to improve fish habitats at the respective project sites. The projects funded through this opportunity are high-priority focus areas of the Reservoir Fish Habitat Partnership. The grants received in the St. Louis District include more than $167,000 to improve aquatic habitat within reservoirs at Mark Twain Lake and Lake Shelbyville."
  • UPDATED - Road Across Lake Shelbyville Dam Closed Due To Maintenance

    Lake Shelbyville dam maintenance causes closures for road across the dam.
  • Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup Bowfishing tournament

    The annual Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Round Up is returning to Randolph County for 2022! The annual Bowfishing tournament will be held on Saturday July 16, at the Jerry F. Costello (Kaskaskia) Lock and Dam in Modoc, Ill.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is preparing for another fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind.
  • Volunteer Opportunities Available at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is seeking individuals to volunteer their time and skills to provide valuable services, which help Carlyle Lake to continue to provide quality services to our visitors. The Carlyle Lake Project offers many volunteer opportunities in recreation and natural resource management on its 26,000 acres of water and 11,000 acres of land. As a volunteer, you gain valuable skills, work outdoors, meet new people, see new areas, and achieve a sense of contributing to the future of Carlyle Lake. Volunteers participate in a variety of tasks and activities throughout the year and positions are determined by both volunteer interests and project needs. For volunteer inquiries, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Carlyle Lake Project Office by calling 618-594-2484 ext. 6103 or e-mail carlylelake@usace.army.mil. Persons under the age of 18 must have parental approval.
  • Two St. Louis District Teams take home awards

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District Teams, were awarded Excellence in Government Awards by the St. Louis Federal Executive Board, May 24, 2022, during a ceremony in Forest Park.  The Temporary Roofing Planning and Response Team (commonly referred to as the Blue Roof Team), and the District’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Project Inclusion, both received recognition during the ceremony.  “Competition was fierce this year,” said Andy Kaiser, Deputy Director, St. Louis Federal Executive Board, with regard to the awards that are bestowed annually to federal agencies who ‘stand out’ amongst their peers. “The work done by the St. Louis District Blue Roof Team and Project Inclusion Committee went above and beyond what could have been expected.”
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is preparing for another fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind.
  • Rend Lake's Annual Beach Blast, June 11

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting the annual Beach Blast at South Sandusky Beach from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday June 11. Join Park Rangers for a day of safety and fun in the sun. Beach Blast includes the best of beach day activities; there will be beach games, a DJ with family friendly music all day, a sand sculpture contest, an ice cream truck, and an appearance by Bobber the Water Safety Dog. Our local emergency response personal will also be on site for other fun hands-on demonstrations. Abbott-EMS and Sesser Fire will display their emergency equipment and vehicles, and at 1 p.m. there will be an Air-Evac helicopter landing near the beach and opportunities for a photo-op in the helicopter.