US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Lake News

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....
Hazardous algae bloom present at Outlet Park River Pond and Swim Beach at Melvern Lake
8/1/2019
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a hazardous algae bloom at the Outlet Park River Pond and Outlet Park Swim Beach downstream of Melvern Lake. Kansas Department of...
Updates to status of recreation areas at Truman Lake
7/19/2019
The staff of Truman Lake would like to share several updates on recreation areas at the lake. Thibaut Point Campground is open. Osage Bluff Campground opened Friday, July 19, 2019. All other...
Kansas City District holds change of command ceremony
7/19/2019
In historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District transferred today from Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen to Col. William C. Hannan, Jr. In a ceremony at the...
Celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend
7/2/2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The ‘dog days of summer’ are upon us and millions of Americans will find refuge from the heat at pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams across our nation during the Independence Day...
HWY K-13 Across Tuttle Creek Dam to reopen for motorized traffic between Pottawatomie and Riley counties; park access to change as result
6/6/2019
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019.  To maintain public safety,...
Harry S. Truman Lake reached record pool level; recreation impacted (video)
6/4/2019
WARSAW, Mo. — Harry S. Truman Lake rose to record pool on May 31, 2019 and continues to rise. Currently, the lake is 33 feet above normal pool and currently releasing 40,000 cubic feet of water per...
Corps of Engineers update on Kansas River Basin reservoir operations
6/2/2019
Conditions in the Kansas and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the four Kansas reservoirs which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Milford...