• KC Levees breaks ground on $529 million project

    The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground Wednesday at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the start of the $529 million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet. The Kansas City District, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City KS, City of Kansas City, Mo. Government, Lane Construction and other project partners voiced their excitement to "move dirt” and work together.
  • Corps of Engineers announces temporary road closures across Smithville Dam

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake are making repairs to an aging culvert under Litton Way, which will result in temporary road closures for safety. Improvements to the culvert under the roadway will provide extended longevity for travelers. The contractor, HK Solutions Group, will close a section of Litton Way beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021. This road closure is estimated to last through Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the repairs and potential weather delays.  During this time, vehicles can access Smithsfork Drive from DD Highway and Litton Way. Please plan for detours during this time.
  • Temporary closures announced for upcoming construction activity at Tuttle Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake is announcing that the stilling basin area - locally known as the “tubes” - as well as Outlet Park Shelter #3 is scheduled to be closed to all public access from October 18-22, 2021, depending on weather conditions effecting the planned work.
  • USACE Kansas City District holds exercise at Truman Lake to strengthen dam safety coordination with local authorities

    Local Emergency Management Agencies are the front lines of emergency preparedness in your community. They work in close coordination with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. USACE regularly assesses conditions and risks associated with our Civil Works projects, which include 18 dams with reservoirs. Eight are in Missouri, eight are in Kansas with one each in Iowa and Nebraska.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 25. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. Other agencies and partners that manage recreation areas located on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to comply with this waiver of day use fees in the areas they manage.
  • Rathbun Lake 2021 fall water release likely to be cancelled

    At present, Rathbun pool elevation is about half a foot above multipurpose 904.0 feet. Current conditions at Rathbun Lake appear to be unfavorable for the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers to conduct a fall water release in either late September or early October 2021.
  • Lake Life: Preparing for Labor Day Weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lake Life: it’s catchphrase, a lifestyle, a motto and (like so many things) even a hashtag. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District operates 18 lakes across Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska and we like to think of ourselves as “Lake Life Coaches”. As the summer comes to an unofficial close this Labor Day weekend, we want to offer water safety tips and Lake Life advice to live by.
  • Corps to start rock overlay at Tuttle Creek Dam in September, will close access near dam

    Work is expected to begin on or about September 7, 2021 and will require closure of public access, including the east and west dam parking lots and the entire upstream face of the dam. These closures include all pedestrian and bank fishing.  The project will span several months, with no anticipated road closures and this initial phase is expected to be complete in early 2022.
  • USACE issued physical permits not required for hunting equipment at Kanopolis

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will not be issuing Hunting Equipment Permits this hunting season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Hunting Equipment Permit Program hunting policies and regulations still apply with the only change of not requiring the physical permit tag.
  • Perry Lake to host annual Special Archery Deer Hunt starting in October

    Perry, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce the opening of the application process for the annual Special Archery Hunt at Longview and Rock Creek parks Oct. 1, 2021 – Dec, 31, 2021 and Slough Creek Park Oct. 16, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021. This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Perry Lake; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.