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  • Increased fall releases from Rathbun Lake cancelled

    In response to concerns over ongoing levee assessments and repairs along the lower Chariton River and the Missouri River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District will not conduct the previously announced increased releases from Rathbun Lake.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
  • Corps contracting with Harris-Stowe State University to develop recruiting program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District and Harris-Stowe State University agreed August 23, 2019, to a $49,000 contract to develop a Contracting Professionals Recruiting Program which will include marketing materials for the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contracting Division. HSSU is a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Adjusted releases approved for Kansas River Basin reservoirs

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was authorized a deviation from the operating manual for cumulative releases from reservoirs in the Kansas River Basin. This decision was made in consultation with the Missouri River Basin Water Management through a thorough impacts analysis that addresses the downstream impacts of increased release targets and upstream impacts of not evacuating all the stored flood waters in the reservoir projects.
  • Corps hosts public meetings for Tuttle Creek Lake Master Plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has prepared a draft Master Plan for Tuttle Creek Lake with an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that are available for public review. Two public meetings will be held on September 5, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day weekend and to wear a life jacket while in, on, or around water. “Statistics tell us 89% of all water related fatalities at Corps of Engineers lakes were not wearing life jackets,” says Kyle Ruona, Kansas City District public safety program manager. The Kansas City District urges visitors to be prepared, understand the importance of water safety, to be alert and to expect the unexpected.
  • Corps at Kanopolis Lake announces annual waterfowl blind permit drawing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake announce the annual waterfowl blind permit drawing. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the Kanopolis Lake Information Center located at 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette, KS, 67464.
  • Corps reopens beaches at Rathbun Lake

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake has opened Corps of Engineers’ public designated beaches based on recent algal toxin laboratory results. Data results from Buck Creek and Island View beaches are within the Iowa Department of Natural Resources state beach advisory standards and due to the improved conditions are open.
  • Registration open for special permit archery hunt at Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan. — The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce the application opening for the annual Special Archery Hunt Sept. 16 – Dec. 31, 2019. Applicants must apply by Sept. 3, 2019. This event is limited to eight hunters.
  • Hillsdale Lake cleanup event scheduled

    HILLSDALE, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake are teaming up with National Public Lands Day and Hillsdale State Park to host a Hillsdale Lake Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and can register by contacting the Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake.