• Contract awarded for Green River Dam Stilling Basin work

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District recently awarded a contract for minor maintenance work to the stilling basin at the tailwater of Green River Dam in Campbellsville, Kentucky. This is the point of water release from the dam and therefore, the project will require a 24-hour complete shutdown of dam operations as crews work to get a bypass piping system set up. Once the bypass piping system is set up, water flow will resume. This one-day shutdown is typical when normal maintenance is performed. Work is expected to begin by mid-October and be complete by mid-November. The dam is safe and operating as designed. This work is routine in nature and entails concrete repairs to the stilling basin. The work will not cause any significant impacts to the public and there should be sufficient flow in Green River to meet water supply demand during the duration of the shutdown and construction period. Any questions concerning the upcoming work can be directed to the Green River Lake Office at (270) 465-4463.
  • Temporary river closure at Newburgh Locks and Dam Aug. 1

    LOUISVILLE, KY. – The river will be temporarily closed to navigation traffic at Newburgh Locks and Dam on the Ohio River (Mile 776.1) on Thursday, August 1, 2019, for approximately seven hours from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT) to allow the Corps of Engineers Heavy Capacity Fleet to perform dive inspections of the miter gates. Dive inspections are routine activities on this project, necessary to monitor the condition of the underwater structures. The Corps of Engineers will closely coordinate updates with the Coast Guard and towing industry. ###
  • Public meeting to be held to share Lock 52 demolition blasting plan

    LOUISVILLE, KY. – A public meeting is being held in Brookport, Illinois, Thursday, July 11 to inform
  • Public workshop being held for Miami River Area Master Plan Update

    LOUISVILLE, KY. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting the process of updating its Master
  • Public workshop being held for Brookville Lake Master Plan Update

    LOUISVILLE, KY. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting the process of updating its 1979
  • Patoka Lake Reservoir levels to fall below spillway tomorrow

    Patoka Lake, near Dubois, IN has been at or above spillway elevation of 548.0 since June 18, 2019. The lake has been elevated most of the year due to heavy rains in the region, with 47 inches of rain recorded at Patoka Lake Dam since January 1, 2019. The lake is projected to go below the spillway sill on June 29, 2019. At that time the releases will be lowered to allow the downstream river levels to recede. The lake level will recede very slowly while following the authorized operating plan of targeting a 9 foot stage at the USGS gauge in Jasper, IN. Should additional heavy rain raise the lake level over the spillway crest again, discharges from the reservoir will be increased, possibly to levels seen over the past week.
  • Patoka Lake Reservoir reaches spillway

    Louisville, KY. – Patoka Lake, near Dubois, IN has reached the spillway elevation of 548.0 as of
  • Patoka Lake Reservoir nearing spillway release

    Louisville, KY. –Due to heavy rains over the past several months, Patoka Lake, near Dubois, IN has
  • 2019 Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Rough River Lake, KY. — The Rough River Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Friends of Rough
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the water.

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