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Getaway Guide 2018 - Lake Shelbyville 04/26/18 (3)

A boat heads across the water at Lake Shelbyville.

SHELBYVILLE — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations at Lake Shelbyville haven't been affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

The corps is fully funded through the end of the federal fiscal year in September, according to information from the agency's district office in St. Louis. 

The corps is part of the Defense Department, which isn't being hit by the lack of a funding agreement that led to the shutdown, the district office indicated.

The office referred specific questions about Lake Shelbyville operations to the corps' lake office. Officials with that office didn't return calls Wednesday.

A shutdown also was threatened last January and in 2013. 

The partial shutdown entered a 12th day Wednesday over President Donald Trump's demands for funding from Congress to pay for a border wall with Mexico. 

The Army Corps of Engineers manages Lake Shelbyville. 

Elsewhere in Illinois, the shutdown has halted tours of the Lincoln home in Springfield, which is managed by the national parks system. 

GALLERY: Lake Shelbyville

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