US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Corps of Engineers Truman Lake park facilities impacted by recent rains

    Rains over the last 24 hours have the Harry S. Truman Lake elevation on the rise once again. This afternoon, the elevation is 726.38’ mean sea level; the lake is expected to increase to 730’ msl by Friday this week, and to crest mid-week next week at 732.22 (with no additional rain). A number of Truman Lake parks are closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam, which began at elevation 725.6’ msl, continues at this time. Releases from Truman Dam ceased this morning due to flood conditions on the Missouri River.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake levels limit lakeside recreation

    Tuttle Creek Lake has risen forty-nine feet above typical summer pool, to an elevation of 1124 feet above sea level. This is the third highest pool of record. Visitors should be aware most lakeside parks and facilities are closed or significantly impacted. These areas will likely remain closed for some time once flood waters recede to allow for significant cleanup and repair efforts.
  • Public meeting to discuss high water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake

    Due to above average water levels being held in Tuttle Creek Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at the Manhattan Fire Station in Manhattan, Kan. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The address for the Manhattan Fire Station is: 2000 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Flood control releases to increase from Harry S Truman Reservoir

    Due to above average inflows into Harry S Truman Reservoir releases will be increased to 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) starting tomorrow morning 15 May 2019. The release will include spilling 20,000 cfs from the tainter gates starting at 06:30 a.m.
  • Corps of Engineers park facilities at Truman Lake impacted by flooding

    Recent rains have increased Harry S. Truman Lake’s elevation to 724.11’ mean sea level this morning, and the lake is expected to surpass 728’ msl by mid-week next week – that is with no additional rain. Therefore, some Corps of Engineers facilities are being closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam will begin at elevation 725.6’ msl.
  • Open House and Annual Site Tour for the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an Open House from 4:30-5:30 PM, and a Site Tour from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant in Ashland, Nebraska located at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F. The public and media members are invited to attend.
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown: High water impacting recreation areas at Kansas City District lakes

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges everyone to never drive through flooded roadways. Please turn around, don’t drown. As you are well aware this spring has been a wet one. Back in March rapid snowmelt and rainfall upstream brought many lakes in the area to higher than normal elevations. With significant flooding on the Missouri River many lakes were unable to release water and lower elevations.
  • Join USACE Kansas City District to celebrate Earth Day 2019 at the Topeka Zoo

    The Kansas City District will be at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration at the Topeka Zoo on Saturday, 20 April. We will be highlighting our work to monitor and assist in the recovery of the federally listed endangered interior least tern and the threatened piping plover populations on the Kansas River.
  • Corps recognizes National Bat Appreciation Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District celebrates National Bat Appreciation Day on April 17, 2019. “Bats are an important part of our natural world,” said David Hoover, Kansas City District conservation biologist. “They are the only mammals that can truly fly and many species are extremely important to humans as they prey on insects that carry disease or may adversely impact agricultural crops.”