US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Corps continues to closely monitor flood conditions

    The Kansas City District Emergency Operations Center is currently operating at a Level 2 partial activation. This level represents a partial activation and is designed to collect, evaluate, interpret and disseminate flooding information both internally and externally.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake officials expecting continued lake level rise

    Officials at the Tuttle Creek Lake project want stakeholders – residents, neighbors and area officials – to be aware the of the reason and need for retaining more water than usual for this time of year in the reservoir. The lake has risen over 14 feet since March 9 and continues to rise. Inflow into the lake peaked today at approximately 48,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and inflow is forecast to start slowly declining. Outflow from the dam was also reduced to minimum due to downstream flood conditions and is expected to remain at minimum until downstream conditions improve.
  • Corps urges all to monitor Missouri River conditions - threat to levees significant

    The Kansas City District wants all stakeholders - public, levee districts, local and state authorities - to pay close attention to conditions on the Missouri River. Water levels are high now in many locations and are forecasted to get higher. High concern of overtopping to non-federal levees in the northern reaches of our district – from Rulo, Neb. to Kansas City, Mo. over the next several days is significant due to heavy runoff from rain and melting ice. We will be closely monitoring federal levees, but none are predicted to overtop at this time. It takes three to four days for water from Yankton, S.D. to reach our portion of the Missouri River.
  • Corps’ Kansas City District activates Emergency Operations Center at “Emergency Watch” level

    In response to developing flood conditions on the Missouri River, the Kansas City District commander, Col. Doug Guttormsen, declared a flood emergency to exist within the Kansas City District. The District has activated their Emergency Operations Center to an Emergency Watch condition as of Wednesday evening, March 13, 2019.
  • Truman Dam functioning as designed: Open House Wednesday, March 13

    Harry S. Truman dam is functioning as designed and is not currently at risk of a structural failure or overtopping. There are no anticipated changes to routine operations and maintenance activities due to the new dam safety classification. No structural repairs are currently planned or deemed warranted at this time to lessen the overall dam safety risk.
  • Smith announced as new Deputy District Engineer for Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has announced Mr. Bryan Smith as the new Deputy District Engineer, Chief, Planning, Programs and Project Management. Smith has worked for the Kansas City District for twenty years and has extensive knowledge in military programs, civil works and infrastructure operations and maintenance. As the Kansas City District’s senior civilian, Smith will oversee civil works, military construction and environmental programs for the district.
  • Corps to Host Dam Safety Open House at Truman Lake Visitors Center

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a community open house Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Dam Visitors Center, located at Truman Lake. The open house will provide the public an opportunity to become more aware of risks associated with living below a dam and current projects at the lake. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
  • Youth turkey hunt scheduled at Stockton Lake

    STOCKTON, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake, National Wild Turkey Federation and Stockton Lions Club are accepting applications through March 20 for the 7th Annual Youth Managed Turkey Hunt at Stockton Lake.
  • Kanopolis Lake to conduct dive work and additional water releases in March

    Due to construction work at Kanopolis Lake, the lake will be drawn down an additional foot to elevation 1461.0 feet. Dive work associated with the construction work requires releases to be shut off for safety purposes.
  • Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake no longer collecting Day Use Fees

    PERRY, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will no longer collect Day Use Fees as of March 1, 2019 at the following Perry Lake Day Use Areas; Rock Creek Boat Ramp, Perry Park Beach, Slough Creek Bridge Boat Ramp, Devil's Gap Boat Ramp, Longview Boat Ramp, and Old Town Boat Ramp.