US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Welcome to Melvern Lake

Moving Firewood Transports TreeKilling Insects & Diseases. Remember to acquire your firewood locally near the campground or use certified pest free firewood.
Attention boaters! Check out the new Self-Reported On-Water Boat Operator survey at https://www.sobos.org. The survey concludes with an option to participate in the On-Water component of the project!
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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Contact Melvern Lake

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

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Melvern Lake News Releases

High water levels expected in Kansas and Missouri throughout the holiday weekend
5/22/2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor reservoirs and rivers in Kansas and Missouri. Due to widespread heavy rainfall, water elevations across...
Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season
5/20/2019
Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Turn Around, Don’t Drown: High water impacting recreation areas at Kansas City District lakes
5/7/2019
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges everyone to never drive through flooded roadways. Please turn around, don’t drown. As you are well aware this spring has been a wet one....
Join USACE Kansas City District to celebrate Earth Day 2019 at the Topeka Zoo
4/18/2019
The Kansas City District will be at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration at the Topeka Zoo on Saturday, 20 April. We will be highlighting our work to monitor and assist in the recovery of the federally...

 

 

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