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  • 50-year-old Water Control Manual updates slated for Pomme de Terre, public input needed

    Hermitage, Mo. – Plans to update the Water Control Manual for Pomme de Terre Reservoir are underway. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Open House to share information regarding the manual update process and receive public input about issues and concerns related to the management of reservoir levels and dam flows.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake Open House and comment opportunities for Shoreline Management Plan

    Hermitage, Mo. – An updated Shoreline Management Plan for Pomme de Terre Lake is now available for review and public comments soon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Open House to share information and receive public comments on Aug. 24.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake shares public health update concerning harmful algae blooms

    HERMATIGE, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomme de Terre Lake is responding to a toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and posting public health advisory signs around the lake as recommended by state health agencies. On May 31, potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms were observed from Lindley Creek Arm mile marker L8 to the dam. Laboratory results from sample(s) from Lindley Creek Arm mile L5.5 area indicate the dense algae bloom consisted of 98% blue-green algae with algal toxin (microcystin) concentration below the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Public Health Warning Criteria for recreation contact but could be considered dangerous for pets. Considering these results, USACE is closing Nemo Park beach and general caution signs will be posted at access point and boat ramps for public awareness.
  • Pomme de Terre Reservoir to increase water releases temporarily

    Pomme de Terre Reservoir will conduct a test release starting on February 14, 2022, by ramping up water releases to 1,500 cubic feet per second then increasing to 3,500 cfs early in the morning on February 15. The test release will continue at 3,500 cfs into Feb. 16 and start the ramp down process by the end of that day. The test release is in conjunction with work being done to update the Pomme de Terre Reservoir Water Control Manual.
  • Public health update concerning harmful algae at Kansas City District Pomme de Terre Lake

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responding to a toxic blue-green algae bloom at Pomme de Terre Lake with site-specific sampling and posting lakes with public health advisory signs as recommended by state health agencies.
  • Public health information concerning harmful algae in Kansas City District Lake

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom at Pomme de Terre Lake.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake releases increased

    Pomme de Terre Lake continues to maintain high inflows that began on March 12th and is expected to continue through early spring. The lake will continue to maximize releases of 3,000 cubic feet per second, or cfs, up to 3,500 cfs as downstream conditions allow.
  • Kansas City District waiving collection of day use fees for October & November

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announced today that it will waive the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas for the months of October and November. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year at boat ramps and swimming beaches when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. USACE plans to resume its day use fees in the spring of 2021.
  • Dam Safety Day recognized in Kansas City District

    Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operates and manages 18 dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Flood control serves as the primary purpose of these dams. Corps reservoirs provide many other benefits including recreation activities.
  • Corps’ Kansas City District campsite and shelter reservation closures extended through 1 June

    Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has extended its recreation area closures through June 1, 2020.