The Carlyle Lake Master Plan update has been completed.
The Carlyle Lake Master Plan update process begin last fall with the first public meeting in December 2015. A series of meetings throughout the watershed continued through January 2016. A draft update was produced and was available for comment and review until July 2016. After a 30 day comment period, the final draft was completed and is available online.
The 2016 Master Plan update utilizes a Watershed Approach among the three Corps projects located on the Kaskaskia River: Lake Shelbyville, Carlyle Lake, and the Kaskaskia River Project. All three project Master Plans are being updated in and will include a common approach to addressing issues.
As information and notices become available they will be posted to this page. Sections of the 1997 Master Plan are available for viewing and download through the links below. Please be aware, the full version of the Master Plan document is large and may take a long time to open/download.
A Project Master Plan is defined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of a Corps water resources development project. In general, it defines “how” the resources will be managed for public use and resource conservation. The MP does not address the specifics of regional water quality, shoreline management, or water level management. Additionally, the operation and management of associated prime facilities (dam, gates, powerhouses, spillways, etc.) is not included.