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Public invited to comment on planned autumn releases from Rathbun Lake
7/31/2020
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
7/21/2020
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
7/20/2020
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
7/20/2020
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,...
Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer
7/9/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent...
Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend
7/1/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or...
Corps of Engineers urges lake visitors to watch for algae blooms
6/10/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms at several lakes with site-specific sampling and posting...
Dam Safety Day recognized in Kansas City District
5/29/2020
Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District,...
Corps provides safety tips for Memorial Day weekend
5/20/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is one of the premier destinations for Memorial Day weekend and with that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes see a huge increase in visitors. We...
Corps of Engineers announce phased reopening of campgrounds
5/14/2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is planning a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, to begin immediately. The decision to...