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Courtesy Docks Pulled on Truman Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pulled courtesy docks at Corps managed boat ramps on Truman Lake. To reduce maintenance cost and to alleviate potential damage from icy conditions, courtesy docks have been pulled from the water at Truman Lake Corps of Engineers boat ramps during the Months of December and January. With this reductions in amenities offered, no day use fees will be collected during this timeframe. This action alleviates the need to monitor dock conditions during fluctuating lake levels and allows limited staff to concentrate on backlogged maintenance items. Project personnel plan to install courtesy docks at customary locations on or after February 1, 2019, or as lake conditions permit. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-18

Corps to host Eagle Days event at Smithville Lake

SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to Smithville Lake’s 24th Annual Eagle Days in Smithville, Mo., Jan. 5 and 6, 2019. The two-day event is highlighted by live predatory bird programs hosted by Operation Wildlife on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex. Several other vendors will participate Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Eagle viewing stations with spotting scopes and agency personnel will be available to help visitor's view live eagles in the wild. [Read More]
Published: Dec-06-18

Corps of Engineers urge caution when recreating this winter

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District urge caution when recreating on or near water this winter. No matter the season, water safety is a year-round concern. We want to remind you that safety is for all seasons. [Read More]
Published: Dec-04-18

Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake host Eagle Day January 5, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will host Tuttle Creek Eagle Day, Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event begins at the fire station located on the corner of Denison and Kimball Avenues in Manhattan, Kan. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-18

Project team for the KC-46A facility at McConnell Air Force base wins Air Force award for excellence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The project team responsible for the design, construction and quality control of new hangar / maintenance facilities for the recently fielded KC-46A Pegasus air tanker won top honors from AFCEC – the Air Force Civil Engineering Center. The team, including Ben Davis, the Kansas City District project manager, was recognized at a ceremony in San Antonio November 14, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-18

Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake announce limited access to Jerry Litton Visitor Center

SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake announce limited public access into the Jerry Litton Visitor Center due to construction projects scheduled November 12, 2018 through March 31, 2019. All Visitor Center exhibits will be closed. The reception area of the visitor center will remain open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for maps and general information. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-18

Corps urges hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use caution this fall

Whether your hunting season started Labor Day weekend or you are still awaiting your first opportunity to venture out, hunter safety is a must. First, let’s take a moment to think about your favorite hunting spot. This may include a short, 4-minute boat ride across a small cove to a grove of flooded willows or a hike back in to a small opening tucked into the timber that are sure to draw an early morning shooting opportunity. Either way, before you put on your hunting gear here are five safety musts to ensure many return visits to that favorite spot! Read on. . . [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-18

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and 12. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

Heartland Corps Small Business Deputy recognized for successes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Small Business Deputy, Arthur Saulsberry, was recognized by the Northwestern Division as the division nominee for the Small Business Deputy of the Year. “Arthur’s many contributions to the success of the Small Business Program reflect great honor not only upon himself, but also the district, the Northwestern Division and the Corps of Engineers as an enterprise,” said Col. Doug Guttormsen, commander, Kansas City District. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-18

Public Notice: Open house for the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Country Club in Yutan, Neb. The VFW Country Club is located south of Highway 92 at 1581 Yutan Road. The public is invited. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret water sampling results and other site data. To learn more about the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant, please plan on attending our Open House. There will be a brief informational presentation on the 2017 Containment Evaluation at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Nov-01-18
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