2016 Lake Shelbyville Master Plan Update

The Lake Shelbyville Master Plan update process began this fall with the first public meeting on November 17, 2015. The Master Plan was last updated in 2004.

The 2016 Master Plan update will incorporate 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 FY 16 and will include a common approach to addressing issues.

Below is a definition of what the Master Plan (MP) encompasses:

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.

A draft update will be produced and is expected to be available for comment and review by late April 2016. After a 30 day comment period, the final draft will be completed with approval anticipated near the end of the September 2016.

As information and notices become available they will be posted to this page. Sections of the 2004 Master Plan are available for viewing and download through the links below. The full version of the plan is available on the document bars to the right. Please be aware, the full version of the Master Plan document is large and may take a long time to open/download.

Lake Shelbyville Master Plan Public Meetings Schedule

1st Public Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 17, 2015

Sullivan VFW – Sullivan IL

2nd Public Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 18, 2015

Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center

3rd Public Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 8, 2015

Americas Best Value Inn – Vandalia

Master Plan Schedule

Public Comment Submission


Dec. 31, 2015

Draft Available for


June 13, 2016

30 Day Comment Period


July 13, 2016

Final Draft Completion

Late July 2016

Master Plan Update


Late Sept. 2016


Draft Available for Comment

Where: Lake Shelbyville Project Office
1989 State Highway 16
Shelbyville IL 62565

When: TBD

Who: Anyone Interested in the 2016 Lake Shelbyville Master Plan Update


Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Shelbyville Project Office
Attn: Master Plan
1989 State Highway 16
Shelbyville IL 62565

Phone: (217) 774-3951
Fax: (217) 774-2014