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Melvern Lake Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
31051 Melvern Lake Parkway
Melvern, Kansas 66510

Tel: 785-549-3318
Fax: 785-549-3611

Email: Melvern@usace.army.mil

Melvern Lake News Releases

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...
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...

Welcome to Melvern Lake

Fireworks are not allowed at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land or waters.
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 around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
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.
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: www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Recreation-Area-Status.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective March 13, 2020. 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.
Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protects and manages the land and water at Melvern Lake as a public trust, providing quality recreational experiences, while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. We assure project visitors with a safe and healthful setting and many diverse recreational opportunities.
Melvern Lake supplements the flows on the Marias des Cygnes River. With its extensive watershed, Melvern Lake can greatly assist in water quality and quantity for downstream municipal and industrial water supplies as well as those that draw directly from the lake.
Melvern Lake’s plays a part in the flood control on the Marias des Cygnes River, Osage River, Missouri River, and the Mississippi River. Flood waters can be impounded until conditions downstream allow for their gradual, safe release. Communities downstream benefit from this flood control protection; to date Melvern Lake has saved more than $220 million in flood damage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism work together to create and manage the natural resources at Melvern Lake. Wetlands, native grasslands, waterfowl refuges, agricultural fields, upland areas, and timber stands are all available at Melvern Lake.

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