US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Natural Resources

Rathbun Lake Staff uses prescribed burns to help manage native grasslands around the lake.  Approximately 125 acres are still occupied by some combination of the original prairie species that once clothed much of Rathbun Lake Project's 33,909 acres. These scattered patches are being augmented by past and present prairie reestablishment plantings on the land surrounding Rathbun Lake.