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  • Corps at Rathbun Lake to conduct a fall pulse in late September

    In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updated the Chariton River Water Regulation Manual and incorporated new adaptive water management strategies benefiting interests both upstream and downstream of the Rathbun Lake dam. One of the adaptive water management strategies in the new manual allows for a ‘fall pulse’ or increased water release for a short duration from the lake. This fall pulse gives the Corps the ability to increase water in support of downstream wildlife management goals on state and privately owned lands.
  • Notice of confirmed harmful algae bloom at Rathbun Lake

    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. Algal toxin data from samples collected on August 7, 2019, from Buck Creek and Island View beaches have tested positive for the algal toxin microcystin in concentrations exceeding Iowa Department of Natural Resources state beach advisory threshold of 20 micrograms per liter of microcystin.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards design-build contract to JE Dunn Construction Company for the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital Replacement project

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded JE Dunn Construction Company, 1001 Locust St, Kansas City, Mo. 64106, a $295,974,160 design-build contract for the construction of Hospital Replacement facilities that will be built on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. As the construction agent for Defense Health Agency, the Kansas City District is responsible for the design, construction and delivery of these facilities.
  • 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.