US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Change of Command ceremony to be held July 19

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will conduct a change of command ceremony to recognize the arrival of Col. William C. Hannan Jr. as its new commander. The ceremony will be held Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, Thomas Benton Auditorium located at 4525 Oak Street in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Osage Basin update including releases from Truman Dam

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, advises releases from Harry S. Truman Dam have been slowly reduced in recent days due to a lack of channel capacity on the Osage River at St. Thomas. Harry S. Truman Dam is currently releasing 39,000 cubic feet per second, down from 45,000 cfs eight days ago. These reductions were necessary because while Truman is in phase II of flood control storage, releases cannot cause St. Thomas to rise above 54,000 cfs.
  • Celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The ‘dog days of summer’ are upon us and millions of Americans will find refuge from the heat at pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams across our nation during the Independence Day weekend. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone that no matter the size of the water you recreate in you should never forget about water safety.
  • Outlet Park Beach reopened at Melvern Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake announce the reopening of Outlet Park Beach due to testing which cleared the body of water from elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. The beach has reopened as E. coli measurements have returned to safe levels. The beach is open as of July 2, 2019.
  • Outlet Park Beach closed at Melvern Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake announce the immediate closure of Outlet Park Beach due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, which could cause health risks. The beach will be closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as E. coli have returned to safe levels. Corps officials will have the water at the beach tested again Sunday, June 30, 2019, to determine whether the beach can be opened for the holiday weekend.
  • Corps recommends caution on newly reopened Missouri River

    With the U.S. Coast Guard issuing Marine Safety Bulletin – MISB #01-19, Update #11 – opening the Missouri River for navigation from the mouth at St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa – the Kansas City District urges caution to both commercial and recreational boaters. The Coast Guard recommends against boating in these conditions with the river still in moderate to major flood stages.
  • HWY K-13 Across Tuttle Creek Dam to reopen for motorized traffic between Pottawatomie and Riley counties; park access to change as result

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019.  To maintain public safety, pedestrians and non-motorized traffic will be prohibited between Dyer Road (located in Pottawatomie County) and Tuttle Cove Road (located in Riley County).  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has completed replacement of the bridge deck over the spillway structure at the east end of Tuttle Creek Dam.  This marks the first time the bridge will be open to public travel since February 2018.
  • Harry S. Truman Lake reached record pool level; recreation impacted (video)

    WARSAW, Mo. — Harry S. Truman Lake rose to record pool on May 31, 2019 and continues to rise. Currently, the lake is 33 feet above normal pool and currently releasing 40,000 cubic feet of water per second from the surcharge pool. It is anticipated releases will be increased as space becomes available downstream on the Osage and Missouri Rivers. Rainfall may impact the timing and magnitude of releases that are required.
  • Corps of Engineers update on Osage River Basin reservoir operations

    Conditions in the Osage and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the three Kansas reservoirs and three Missouri reservoirs, in the Osage River Basin, which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Pomona, Melvern and Hillsdale lakes in Kansas; Stockton, Pomme de Terre and Truman lakes in Missouri.
  • Corps of Engineers update on Kansas River Basin reservoir operations

    Conditions in the Kansas and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the four Kansas reservoirs which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Perry Lake and Clinton Lake. Project technicians plan to begin releases Monday, June 3, 2019, with a release of 4,000 cfs: releases from Milford Lake take about six days to reach the Missouri River.