US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Corps campgrounds to close for season at Perry Lake; Perry State Park will remain open

    PERRY, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce Old Town, Rock Creek and Longview Parks will close for the season beginning Oct. 1, 2017. Slough Creek Park will remain open through Oct. 15, with exception of South Point and Limestone Cove Loops which will close on Oct. 1. Perry State Park, which is managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will remain open during the winter months.
  • Slide on Wilson Lake Dam repaired

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake Dam recently repaired a slide on a downstream embankment. Project staff performing routine monitoring observed a slide on the Wilson Dam downstream embankment on May 20, 2017. Geotechnical engineers, geologists, and project staff determined that the cause of the slide was the prolonged drought conditions in recent years and then the large amounts of rainfall in May. The Wilson project office received over nine inches of rain in May. The slide was not related to the elevated lake levels experienced in May.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake concluding fall lake level rise

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has raised the conservation pool (lake level) 2.5 feet over the past two weeks to a fall elevation of 1079 feet above sea level.
  • Corps making final preparations for 3 major projects at Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is finalizing timelines with contractors to mobilize and begin work on three major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam. These projects include rehabilitation of service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, rehabilitation of the stilling basin (locally known as “the tubes”) located below the dam, both in Riley County, and replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selects three companies to compete for Next NGA West Construction Contract

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announced today that they have selected three design-build teams to compete for the contract award of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new facility in North St. Louis, known as Next NGA West. This completes the first phase of the selection process for contract award which evaluated team qualifications.
  • Corps schedules public meetings for new Grand River basin study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to examine issues leading to sedimentation, flooding, log jams and impacts to habitat in the Lower Grand River watershed.
  • Corps urges water safety for Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges recreation seekers to follow safety tips while enjoying water-based activities, especially over the Labor Day weekend when larger crowds are anticipated. The Kansas City District, which manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, encourages the public to make this Labor Day weekend a safe and fun holiday while lowering the risk of accidents.
  • Zebra Mussels found in Tuttle Creek Reservoir

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The reservoir encompasses areas in Riley, Pottawatomie and Marshall counties. An alert fisherman found a rock with one adult zebra mussel attached and reported it to KDWPT staff at the Tuttle Creek State Park office. A subsequent search by KDWPT fisheries staff verified the presence of additional zebra mussels. Twenty-nine Kansas lakes are now confirmed to have zebra mussels. Other reservoirs in northeast Kansas with zebra mussel infestations include Milford, Clinton, Perry, Pomona, John Redmond and Melvern lakes.
  • Stakeholders experience Corps Civil Works projects on river trip

    WASHINGTON, Mo. — Stakeholders, customers and elected officials were guests of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, for the annual Missouri River tour Aug. 16. The purpose of the trip aboard the district’s barge is to provide a first-hand look at the Civil Works projects the district builds and maintains along the Missouri River and to receive questions and comments from stakeholders.
  • Officials rededicate Milford Lake Dam on 50th anniversary

    Milford, Kan. — Local, state and federal officials gathered Saturday to rededicate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Milford Lake Dam fifty years after its original dedication at East Rolling Hills Park. The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of Milford filling to capacity.