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Citizen recognized for saving drowning victim at Kanopolis Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Kanopolis Lake staff and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently recognized Amy Bruecks with the Corps' Certificate of Appreciation and the KDWPT Lifesaving Award for her actions Memorial Day weekend 2016 to save a man from drowning. Story by Ryan Williams
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After three-decades, Blue River Corridor flood risk management project complete
After three-decades, Blue River Corridor flood risk management project complete. Pictured at the celebration ceremony are Paul Barber, left, retired, is the former chief of Engineering Division. He oversaw the planning, design and initial construction of the Blue River Corridor project. Glen Davis, right, retired, was the chief of the Construction Division during construction the project. They are holding a picture from around 1985 at the Blue River Channel during construction of the paved reach. The third person in the photo the men are holding is Howard Gillin, who passed away in late 2014. He was the assistant chief of the Construction Division at the time the photo was taken.
Inflows on the Saline River at Bunker Hill Bridge near Wilson Lake Kan., Sept. 5. The third highest inflows ever recorded (23,000 cubic feet per second) were recorded at a nearby gage following a Sept. 2 storm.
Third highest inflows ever recorded lift Wilson Lake out of five-year slump
The third highest inflows ever recorded at a river gage upstream of Wilson Lake raised the water level by almost seven feet, helping the lake replenish from the effects of a five-year drought. Heavy rains from a Sept. 2 storm produced inflows at the Saline River gage north of Russell, Kan. of nearly 23,000 cubic feet per second. This brought the lake to 1.28 feet above the normal water level, and one foot above the seasonal water level management plan target.
Limnologist Marvin Boyer takes water samples from Kansas City District lakes several times a year.
Breaking down water: Who does that?
The Kansas City District manages a robust water quality program led by district limnologist Marvin Boyer. In addition to the 18 lake projects, this program is responsible for monitoring surface water quality issues related to watersheds, Civil Works projects and the lower Missouri River. Through this program, staff ensure the quality of the water is suitable for project purposes, existing water uses and public health and safety standards.
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Special Permit Archery Hunt Scheduled at Clinton Lake
Applicants have until 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 to submit applications for the Clinton Lake Special Permit Archery Hunt. Applicants will be randomly chosen and allowed to hunt in assigned, designated areas from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016.
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Fort Leonard Wood railroad timber replacement a success for district
Kansas City District recently completed a project to replace a portion of timber on a railroad bridge at Fort Leonard Wood on-time and within budget. Pictured here is a view of the 25-foot wooden span of the railroad bridge at Bundy Junction with the timber still in place.
Remember to get your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood. Remember "Buy It Where You Burn It."
Corps remains concerned about firewood helping spread invasive beetle
The invasive emerald ash borer continues to cause concern among U.S. Army Corps of Engineers natural resource managers who ask the public not to bring firewood from home to public wildlife lands and unknowingly transport the insect to new areas.

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Temporary bridge closures over Harlan County Dam through May 2017

9/22/2016
REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Harlan County Dam Project Office is alerting the public to intermittent temporary road closures on the bridge over the Harlan County Dam through May 14, 2017.

Roadway over Truman Dam to close temporarily for maintenance

9/14/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today the upcoming closure of the roadway over Harry S. Truman Dam beginning approximately Sept. 21.

Third highest inflows ever recorded lift Wilson Lake out of five-year slump

9/8/2016
The third highest inflows ever recorded at a river gage upstream of Wilson Lake raised the water level by almost seven feet, helping the lake replenish from the effects of a five-year drought. Heavy rains from a Sept. 2 storm produced inflows at the Saline River gage north of Russell, Kan. of nearly 23,000 cubic feet per second. This brought the lake to 1.28 feet above the normal water level, and one foot above the seasonal water level management plan target.

Annual waterfowl blind drawing set for Harlan County Lake

9/6/2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District Harlan County Lake Project Office announces the annual waterfowl blind drawing. The 2016-2017 drawing is Sept. 11, at 8:00 a.m. at the Project Office at Harlan County Lake, 70788 Corps Road A, Republican City, NE., 68971.

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