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Col. Bill Hannan, Kansas City District Commander, talks how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with state and local partners to develop a long-term system plan for the Lower Missouri River Basin with regards to flood risk. Look for upcoming events and opportunities to provide input led by our partners.
Harry S. Truman Lake announced that the 2020 Truman Lake duck blind drawing is Saturday, Aug. 22.
Obey all navigation rules established in your state. Pay attention to and follow all regulatory buoys and be aware of lake conditions.
As our recreation areas begin to reopen we want to remind you that we need your help during these trying times.
Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death. Many people overestimate their swimming ability and swim beyond their limits.
All reservations for Island View, Bridge View and Prairie Ridge campgounds at Rathbun Lake must be made online at or through their mobile app. We are not accepting any cash payments. Due to #COVID19 the 877 reservation number is temporarily inactive. All payments and reservations must be completed online.
USACE reminds all visitors to follow these steps to recreate responsibly: honor the 6-foot social distance rule, stay away from parks and recreation areas if you are sick or have symptoms, keep parks clean by practicing “pack in and pack out” etiquette, and always wear a life jacket when near the water.
As we implement a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, a complete list of recreation area status updates can be found online at:
Follow CDC guidelines, even when outdoors. We are not staffed to maintain/clean lake & park areas. Be cautious about touching anything. Sanitize and wash often. Practice social distancing.

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Col. Hannan's message to our partners during COVID-19 Pandemic
The Kansas City District is currently supporting our State and Federal Partners in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our team is decisively engaged in the well-being of our workforce, their families,...
Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help
Contracting Director: I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE), and the Government, is for your company to register...

Latest News Releases

Public invited to comment on planned autumn releases from Rathbun Lake
In 2016 in response to stakeholder input, the Corps of Engineers revised its operating guidance for Rathbun Lake. The new guidance allows for an annual opportunity, every autumn, for the lake to...
Waterfowl blind drawing scheduled at Harry S. Truman Lake
WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake to hold waterfowl blind registration for the 2020 Missouri waterfowl season Aug. 22, 2020. ...
Milford Lake warning issued for blue green algae blooms
JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are actively responding...
Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure,...
Kansas Citys Levees – request for contractor feedback on Large Levee Raise Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is requesting feedback from contractors and industry regarding the upcoming large levee and floodwall raise project along the Argentine,...

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