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  • Partners to deliver an aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska

    The delivery of an aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska, was initiated upon the request of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The partnership project is authorized under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 and is expected to be an investment of approximately $10 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has been working with the agencies over the past several years to determine feasibility and develop of a conceptual design for this project. The agencies signed an agreement starting the detailed design stage of the project in May 2022.
  • Public Meeting Notice – Open House for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant on Nov. 16

    The public is invited to an informative Open House for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Country Club in Yutan, Nebraska. The VFW Country Club is located south of Highway 92 at 1581 Yutan Road. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret groundwater sampling results and other site data.
  • $10.2 million aquatic ecosystem restoration project planned for Harlan County Lake, Nebraska

    On 17 May 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission signed an agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration design and construction work at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska, under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.
  • USACE and Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources sign agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration on Osage River

    On May 13, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources signed an agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration on the Osage River near Brockman Springs Road. This agreement is under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. The feasibility, design and implementation phases will be completed over the next five years.
  • Outdoor Open House for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an Outdoor Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant in Ashland, Nebraska located at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F.
  • Kansas City District’s Jesseca Alexander selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from five U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Districts have been selected for the 2022 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Environmental Engineer Jesseca Alexander of the Northwest Division’s Kansas City District was chosen as a participant for this detail program, which is now in its seventh year.
  • Virtual Open House for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host a virtual Open House for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Mississippi River Commission and Corps of Engineers tour Missouri River

    Leaders from The Mississippi River Commission along with leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured the Missouri River Mar. 29 – Apr. 1. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, chief of engineers and commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Brig. Gen. D. Peter Hemlinger, commander, Northwestern Division, Col. William Hannan Jr., commander, Kansas City District and Col. Mark Himes, commander, Omaha District, met with partners and stakeholders and visited sites along the river.
  • Chief of Engineers signs Grand River Basin Study – on to Congress

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization. “I am grateful for the hard work of the entire team and for the outstanding partnership with the State of Missouri, other federal agencies, and the local communities in this area. The partnership is what made this important study successful. This is a great example of improving habitats and the environment while also increasing flood protection in an area. Ultimately, it will greatly benefit the people, the economy, the environment, and the many areas of the Grand River Basin,” said Col. Bill Hannan, commander, Kansas City District.
  • Open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an open house on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this open house will be conducted virtually. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret groundwater sampling results and other site data. There will be brief informational presentations on the 2019 Containment Evaluation, results of the Phase III Omadi Assessment completed in 2019, and other upcoming activities.