US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Notice of harmful algae bloom at Rathbun Lake

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa - The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and temporary beach closures.  The present algae bloom has been observed at many areas of Rathbun Lake; from the dam to upper lake areas including Corps of Engineers’ beaches and boat ramps. Blue-green algae bloom are unpredictable. They can develop rapidly and may float or drift around the lake, requiring visitors to exercise their best judgment.  If there is scum, a paint-like surface or the water is bright green, avoid all water contact and keep pets away.  As a precautionary measure, Corps of Engineers’ public designated beaches, Buck Creek and Island View, are closed. Marinas, lakeside businesses and park camping facilities are open for business.
  • Corps works with Stockton Lake community on preparedness

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake conducted a Tabletop Exercise Wednesday with the Local Emergency Management Communities around Stockton Dam. The exercise showcased joint Corps and community preparedness and how agencies would communicate and coordinate efforts on community preparedness during high releases or an extreme, rare flood event.
  • Hazardous algae bloom present at Outlet Park River Pond and Swim Beach at Melvern Lake

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a hazardous algae bloom at the Outlet Park River Pond and Outlet Park Swim Beach downstream of Melvern Lake. Kansas Department of Environment and Health has confirmed that cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae with low levels of the toxin microcystin, have been identified in the two ponds below Melvern Dam.
  • Special permit archery hunt scheduled for Clinton Lake

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake announce the application opening
  • Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3+ million contract for the Next NGA West Integrated Project Office

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3,146,064 contract to provide the Next NGA West Integrated Project Office to Modular Management Group of Fort Worth, Texas, a Minority-Owned Small Business. We look forward to working with this small business contractor to design and construct our on-site office space.
  • Updates to status of recreation areas at Truman Lake

    The staff of Truman Lake would like to share several updates on recreation areas at the lake. Thibaut Point Campground is open. Osage Bluff Campground opened Friday, July 19, 2019. All other campgrounds remain closed at this time.
  • Kansas City District holds change of command ceremony

    In historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District transferred today from Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen to Col. William C. Hannan, Jr. In a ceremony at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., Hannan received the traditional guidon from Guttormsen thus assuming command of the 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, Atkins 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.