Welcome to the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Homepage.  We hope the information that you find here about us and what we are doing throughout our district is interesting and informative.  If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

The Public Affairs mission is to inform the public, as well as Corps of Engineers employees, contractors, family members and retirees. The Public Affairs staff serves as liaison between the public and subject matter experts in the Corps of Engineers. We answer general public and media inquiries, arrange speaking engagements and exhibits, dispatch news releases and produce a number of publications. Technical questions relating to engineering, construction, permit or environmental restoration specifications are best directed to the technical office of primary responsibility.

The Kansas City District offers a host of professionals who are prepared to speak to the public on numerous topics, including many of the engineering disciplines, archeology, architecture, biology, human resources, forestry, hydrology, law, natural resource management, water resources development and others. We can make speakers available to civilian and government agencies and organizations, schools, professional clubs and interest groups.











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The Kansas City District’s Regulatory Program: a balance between the environment, development and public interest
Ever wonder what the Regulatory Branch does? We asked several program and project managers and David Hibbs, chief, regulatory program branch, to tell us about the work they do; they do a lot that you...
National Levee Database, the resource you may not know you need
Levee – is it dry? Is it going to break? Perhaps you’ve heard them mentioned in 1970s songs or on the news. We’ve heard the term, but what is a levee? Where are they? What do they do? Well – a levee...
Striking a chord: District review appraiser and musician on being part of something bigger than himself
The success of an organization often depends on having an effective support staff. An organization with a mission set as large and varied as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires many support...
Growing the next generation: Safety and occupational health professionals gather for annual conference
Springtime in the Midwest can be volatile as temperatures fluctuate and severe weather is common. This time of year often prompts safety drills across the region. Perhaps it was not a coincidence then...
‘Rooted in trust and respect’: Kansas Citys Levees team continues to deliver on commitment to Kansas City metro area
Engineering, construction, planning, design — these are hard sciences, which require a systemic, methodical approach. While these sciences are by no means easy, they are easy to quantify. More...



The Kansas City District in the news. 

Tuttle Creek Lake temporarily closes stilling basin due to construction projects
Officials will temporarily close the stilling basin at Tuttle Creek Lake in Manhattan, Kansas, due to two construction projects at the lake. The stilling basin is set to temporarily close on May 28,...
Outdoor open house to be held for Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant
Officials will host an outdoor open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant from 4:30-5:15 p.m. and a site bus tour from 5:15-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Main Groundwater...
Smithville Lake conducts vital periodic inspection of dam to ensure safety
Officials conducted a periodic inspection of Smithville Dam on April 23 and 24, 2024, in Smithville, Missouri. Periodic inspections occur every five years to ensure the safety and integrity of the...
Revised Master Plan for Harry S. Truman Lake now available
Officials have finalized the Master Plan revision for Harry S. Truman Lake and the report is now available to the public. A Master Plan is the guidance document that describes how the resources of the...
Team holds meetings across the region for Lower Missouri River system plan
Officials will hold a series of public meeting for the Lower Missouri Flood Risk and Resiliency Study, also known as the system plan, throughout the region in April. The meetings, which will be held...