Category: Dams
  • John Hay Recreation Area closing temporarily

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is temporarily closing the John Hay Recreation Area in East Hannibal, Illinois, to public access starting July 6. The closure, which is anticipated to last until September 15, is needed to facilitate ongoing wing dam repairs in Pool 22. No public river access or day use will be available during the closure as maintenance crews will be using the area to stage large amounts of rock and load it onto barges for placement in the river.
  • Cape Girardeau Flood Wall Completion Project

    The Saint Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City of Cape Girardeau will celebrate the completion of nearly $20 million and 15 years of river wall improvement projects in beautiful downtown Cape Girardeau, April 14 at 11 a.m. The work ensures that generations of residents and businesses in the regional hub can enjoy riverfront life safe from increasingly frequent flooding.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on its Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Disposition Study

    ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public input from now until Feb. 16, 2021, on its recently completed draft disposition study for the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam.
  • Corps to reduce outflows, begin repairs to Saylorville Lake outlet channel

    Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District will be modifying outflows at Saylorville Lake to facilitate repairs in the outlet channel below the dam. At times, outflows will be reduced to zero to accommodate concrete placement and curing. Ongoing coordination with downstream communities is underway to ensure successful completion of the work with minimal impacts to these areas.
  • Vicksburg District reopens dam road at Arkabutla Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reopened the road over Arkabutla Dam at Arkabutla Lake, located in Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi.