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Join us Saturday, September 25 in celebrating National Public Lands Day! We will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. Other agencies and partners that manage recreation areas located on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to comply with this waiver of day use fees in the areas they manage.
Michels recently completed the installation of the mud mat for the Strong Avenue Pump Station located behind the Argentine levee unit. The mud mat will serve as a working surface and the foundation for the new pump station. The new pump station is being relocated further behind the levee to reduce conflicts with the levee and BNSF Railroad infrastructure. The new pump station will have an increased capacity of 52,000 gpm (gallons per minute), three times the capacity of the existing system, because the Unified Government elected to include a betterment within the contract to provide additional pumping capacity. The new Strong Avenue Pump Station is scheduled to be complete and operational by fall 2022.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective July 30, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death. Many people overestimate their swimming ability and swim beyond their limits.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
Rathbun Lake 2021 fall water release likely to be cancelled
At present, Rathbun pool elevation is about half a foot above multipurpose 904.0 feet. Current conditions at Rathbun Lake appear to be unfavorable for the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers to conduct a...
Lake Life: Preparing for Labor Day Weekend
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lake Life: it’s catchphrase, a lifestyle, a motto and (like so many things) even a hashtag. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District operates 18 lakes across Missouri,...
Corps to start rock overlay at Tuttle Creek Dam in September, will close access near dam
Work is expected to begin on or about September 7, 2021 and will require closure of public access, including the east and west dam parking lots and the entire upstream face of the dam. These closures...
USACE issued physical permits not required for hunting equipment at Kanopolis
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will not be issuing Hunting Equipment Permits this hunting season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Hunting Equipment Permit Program hunting policies and...

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