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The best protection from weather-related injury or death is to monitor the weather when inclement weather is in the forecast.
Be weather aware, have a safety plan for outdoor recreation
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District reminds outdoor enthusiasts and recreationalists to be weather aware when visiting Corps lakes and recreation areas.
Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment.
The Mutt Run parking lot will remain open during construction. The construction will not affect walking or hiking access within the Mutt Run area.
Water Treatment Pump Station improvement work to keep road at Clinton Dam north outlet area closed through August 2016
The road to the Clinton Dam north outlet area is to remain closed until August 2016 when the major excavation and concrete work for improvements to the City’s Clinton Water Treatment Plant Raw Water Pump Station is completed.
The campaign that targets adult males.
Life Jackets Worn... Nobody Mourns
To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns.”
Headed for a weekend camping trip at a Corps' lake?  Please remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.  

Remember on Corps' lands that fires shall be confined to designated areas and shall be contained in fireplaces, grills, or other facilities designated for this purpose. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure. Always check with the local project office for information.
Buy It Where You Burn It
Headed for a weekend camping trip at a Corps' lake? Please remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood. Remember on Corps' lands that fires shall be confined to designated areas and shall be contained in fireplaces, grills, or other facilities designated for this purpose. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure. Always check with the local project office for information.
These passes allow holders free access to boat launches and designated swim areas managed by USACE
America the Beautiful pass
America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Passes are available for purchase at Kansas City District Lake Offices and Visitor Centers
There is also a change to the USACE annual pass fee for these facilities.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a change to recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE.
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Every Kid in A Park!
The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide. Fourth graders can visit the “Get Your Pass” section of the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity to obtain and print a personalized voucher for unlimited use at federal lands and waters for one year. Passes are valid from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016.

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Operation Dry Water in effect June 24-26 – law enforcement targeting BUI

6/22/2016
Boating under the influence accounts for approximately 25 percent of boating-related fatalities on lakes in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District. To raise awareness about the effects of boating under the influence, the USACE will participate in the safe boating initiative Operation Dry Water June 24-26.

Registration open for assisted deer hunt

6/2/2016
MANHATTAN, Kan.,— Youth and disabled hunters have until July 21 to apply for an assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake. This event is limited to 25 hunters. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are accepting applications for the 2016 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt scheduled for Sept. 10-11. This hunt is free of charge and is open to resident youth ages 11-16 and those with a certified disability interested in hunting Kansas whitetails.

Smithville Lake aims to support pollinators

6/2/2016
SMITHVILLE, Mo.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake received a grant from Monarch Watch to benefit pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Monarch butterfly populations have decreased by 90 percent due to loss of habitat and nectar sources. Milkweed, the sole food source for Monarch butterfly larvae, has diminished drastically in the United States due to mowing and herbicide use, especially along roadways and agricultural land. “Smithville Lake is perfectly positioned along the I-35 corridor which is the eastern migratory route for Monarch butterflies to their overwintering ground in central Mexico. They travel over 2,000 miles to migrate,” says Jaime Picken, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Smithville Lake park ranger. To support pollinators, the Monarch Watch grant awarded Smithville Lake with nearly 350 milkweed plants. Smithville Lake staff, along with a handful of local volunteers, began planting the milkweed plugs in May.

Kansas City District monitors river/tributaries after increased rainfall

5/27/2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management office is monitoring the Missouri River and tributaries after the increased rainfall in the area during May. The Missouri River stages are at flood stage at several locations and are expected to rise higher before cresting within the next several days. Several of the district’s reservoirs have increased pool elevations that have caused beach and campground closures therefore it is recommended the public call prior to visiting a reservoir.

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