US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Public Health Warning for Melvern Lake Outlet Park Campground and Swim Beach

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Outlet Park Campground (River Pond) and Outlet Park swim beach downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests have confirmed the presence of the algae. The most recent tests showed the presence of the toxin microcystin but levels can increase or decrease on a daily basis. Hot and sunny weather conditions combined with high nutrient levels create ideal conditions for harmful algae bloom growth. Swimming is not allowed at the Outlet Swim Beach and all wading and contact with algae is highly discouraged. Visitors can utilize Coeur d'Alene Park Swim Beach on the main body of the lake, located west of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office.
  • Celebrate with safety this Fourth of July

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As one of the nation's largest federal providers of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
  • Waterfowl drawing set for Harry S. Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the 2018 waterfowl blind drawing is Saturday, Aug. 25.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake ready for busy holiday weekend

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking for a last minute location to camp or BBQ? Tuttle Creek Lake staff are advising visitors that facilities are nearly filled and to prepare for a busy weekend. “The weather forecast is beautiful. The lake level is good, and the water is warm,” explains Tuttle Creek, Corps of Engineers Park Manager Melissa Bean. “It’ll be a good weekend to visit the lake.” Some facilities are fully booked.
  • Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Stockton Lake require reservations

    STOCKTON, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake now requires reservations for all Corps-managed campsites.
  • Corps provides water safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is one of the premier destinations for Memorial Day weekend and with that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes see a huge spike in visitation. Before heading out on or near the water this holiday weekend, we encourage visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Harlan County Lake gains improved tainter gates for safety of dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. – The Kansas City District and the Harlan County Lake team hosted a ribbon cutting event at the recently repaired Harlan County Dam May 11, 2018. The many changes needed to the tainter gates, sluicegates, and irrigation lines required a multi-disciplined project delivery team to focus on execution, quality, and schedule. This allowed for efficient accomplishment of the work on this complex dam project. The Harlan County Dam was the District’s top dam safety concern and received immediate and sustained attention to reduce the risk early and find the right repairs to greatly enhance the long-term safety of the dam.
  • Pomona Lake has closed 110 Mile Campground

    VASSAR, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the permanent closure of 110 Mile Campground effective May 1, 2018. Due to underutilization and projected budget restrictions, the camping area, equestrian area, and nature trail will close in an effort to improve other park operating efficiencies and provide quality recreation opportunities for the public. The day-use boat ramp facility at 110 Mile Park will remain open with no operational changes.
  • Perry Lake swim beach closed for 2018 season

    PERRY, KAN. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce that the public swim beach will be closed for public safety due to ongoing recreation upgrades. Once the improvements to the swim beach are complete, visitors will enjoy new outdoor wash stations and a new restroom. In addition to the recreation upgrades, the Corps is working to stabilize the beach shoreline and adding a retaining wall.
  • Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake reminds visitors of road closure at Lucas Park

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake continues to monitor the