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Hear from Maj. Ryan Pevey, Deputy Commander for the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Park Ranger Jaime Picken on the importance of wearing a life jacket while in and around the water.
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake are teaming up with National Public Lands Day and Hillsdale State Park to host a Hillsdale Lake Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and can register by contacting the Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake.
Tragically, several people lose their lives while visiting USACE lands and waters every year. The majority of the tragedies are water-related. The public’s help is needed to reduce the number of fatalities at the more than 2,800 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. USACE personnel stress the importance of water safety year-round when talking with visitors, but especially during the summer season because that is when most public recreation fatalities occur.
Hot and sunny weather conditions combined with high nutrient levels create ideal conditions for harmful algae bloom growth. Blue-green algae blooms are unpredictable. They can develop rapidly and may float or drift around the lake, requiring visitors to exercise their best judgment. If there is scum, a paint-like surface or the water is bright green, avoid all water contact and keep pets away.
When visiting a Corps lake always wear a life jacket and swim in designated swim areas.

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Latest News Releases

Hillsdale Lake cleanup event scheduled
8/16/2019
HILLSDALE, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake are teaming up with National Public Lands Day and Hillsdale State Park to host a Hillsdale Lake Cleanup Event on Saturday, September...
Corps at Rathbun Lake to conduct a fall pulse in late September
8/13/2019
In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updated the Chariton River Water Regulation Manual and incorporated new adaptive water management strategies benefiting interests both upstream and downstream...
Notice of confirmed harmful algae bloom at Rathbun Lake
8/9/2019
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and temporary beach closures....
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards design-build contract to JE Dunn Construction Company for the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital Replacement project
8/9/2019
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded JE Dunn Construction Company, 1001 Locust St, Kansas City, Mo. 64106, a $295,974,160 design-build contract for the construction of...
Notice of harmful algae bloom at Rathbun Lake
8/5/2019
CENTERVILLE, Iowa - The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and...


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