US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Michigan Valley Park swim beach back open at Pomona Lake

    VASSAR, Kan. - The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announce the Michigan Valley Park swim beach is back open after receiving negative test results for blue-green algae this week.
  • Stakeholders and Corps exchange ideas while on the Missouri River

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Stakeholders, customers and elected officials were guests of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, for the annual Missouri River tour Aug. 22. The purpose of the trip aboard the district’s barge is to provide a first-hand look at the Civil Works projects the district builds and maintains along the Missouri River and to exchange questions and comments with stakeholders. The barge tour traveled from Jefferson City, Mo., downriver for twelve miles and back, allowing guests to see the capitol and riverfront of Jefferson City, levees, a water intake and tower and navigation elements.
  • Stockton Lake cleanup event scheduled

    STOCKTON, Mo.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake are teaming up with National Public Lands Day, Missouri Stream Team and the Kansas City Frogman Dive Club to host the 22nd Annual Stockton Lake Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. Lunch and prizes will be provided to volunteers following the event at noon.
  • Public Health Warning for Michigan Valley Swim Beach at Pomona Lake

    VASSAR, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Michigan Valley swim beach at Pomona Lake.
  • Perry Lake water level low, Corps encourages visitors to use caution

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake urges recreation visitors to be cautious of lower than usual lake levels. Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.
  • Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawing Scheduled at Kanopolis Lake

    MARQUETTE, Kan. – 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. 8, 2018 at the Kanopolis Lake Information Center located at 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette, KS, 67464.
  • Corps accepting applications for special permit archery hunt at Clinton Lake

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake announce the application opening for the annual Special Archery Hunt at Bloomington, Rockhaven and Woodridge parks. Applications are due to the Clinton Lake Visitor Center by Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 by 4 p.m. The Special Archery Hunt will be held Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Dry conditions affect Smithville Lake recreation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight as the Smithville Lake level continues to drop. Normal multipurpose pool is 864.2 feet above mean sea level. Currently the lake is at 861.67 msl. The lake level continues to slowly drop due to evaporation, water supply and no additional inflow due to drought conditions within the Smithville Lake watershed counties of Clinton, Clay, and DeKalb. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.
  • Construction work near Perry Lake dam during August and September

    PERRY, Kan. – Corps of Engineers staff will be working at Perry Dam in August and September 2018 to rehabilitate the existing ditch located along the downstream toe. This ditch provides drainage to the 32 relief wells located downstream of the dam. The relief wells reduce hydrostatic pressures within the foundation of the dam and improve overall stability. The relief wells and drainage ditch are critical features to the dam and the Corps will rehabilitate the ditch to ensure that the system continues to serve its purpose and the dam can continue to operate safely. While Corps officials do not anticipate any road closures, they do urge caution to drivers near the construction to be aware of trucks and equipment using the toe road of Perry Dam.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of the Wild Whoopers agree to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of the Wild Whoopers to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes. Per the MOU, USACE and Friends of the Wild Whoopers will jointly assess whooping crane migration stopover habitat at USACE water resources development projects. The assessments will be used by USACE to develop work plans that maintain and improve existing habitat and create additional habitat for this critically endangered bird as part of USACE Environmental Stewardship Program.