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  • USACE Rathbun Lake seeks public comment on draft Master Plan: public meeting scheduled for Nov. 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or USACE, Kansas City District, has prepared a draft Master Plan for Rathbun Lake with an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact – known as a FONSI - that are available for public review. USACE is soliciting public comments on the draft Master Plan, Environmental Assessment and FONSI during a 60-day review period that opens Oct. 11, 2022, and will close Dec. 10, 2022. A public meeting will be held on Nov. 15, 2022, from 3-6 p.m. at the Rathbun Regional Water Association Water Treatment Plant, 16166 Highway J29, Centerville, IA.
  • USACE Kansas City District announces likely cancellation of fall water release from Rathbun Lake

    Unless conditions improve by the end of the first week of October, the fall water release previously announced by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be cancelled. In July USACE announced tentative plans to perform the fall water release at Rathbun Lake. Currently conditions do not favor the water release as the pool elevation is near the multipurpose level of 904.0 feet.
  • Officials invite public comment on Rathbun Lake fall releases

    In 2016 in response to stakeholder input, the Corps of Engineers revised its operating guidance for Rathbun Lake. The new guidance allows for an annual opportunity, every autumn, for the lake to schedule a release of water to benefit state and privately managed conservation and recreational areas downstream in the Chariton watershed.