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  • Levee raise contract for about $15 million awarded by USACE Kansas City District for Missouri River near St. Joseph

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District awarded the Missouri River Levee System unit R471-460 levee raise north of US-36 contract to H.B. Construction, Inc., from Platte City, Missouri, for $14,178,505.38 on Sept. 16, 2022. This is the largest contract awarded on the R471-460 and L455 levee unit and is the fifth out of six contracts on the overall project.
  • 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.
  • $27 million contract awarded to repair Missouri River navigation structures

    Midwest Construction Company, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River. The $27 million for the repair work comes from the BIL – Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation – and is expected to be the first of several separate contracts awarded in the next 12 months to support navigation on the Missouri River. Kansas City District contracting officer, Dave Best, signed the task order award on Aug. 11 as Col. Travis Rayfield, commander of the Kansas City District and several others from the project delivery team looked on yesterday.
  • Missouri River navigation support actions by the Kansas City District

    The Kansas City District received significant funds to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River damaged over the years culminating in the floods of 2019. The funds will allow USACE to repair structures of the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, known in short as the BSNP, that provide for the self-scouring ability of the Missouri River as well as structures that stabilize the channel of the Missouri River.
  • Kansas City District USACE supports flood risk reduction study for Valley Creek, Alabama – now signed by the Chief of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated on a feasibility study on flood risk reduction for a creek in Alabama with the Mobile District and local leaders over the last three years. The Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, signed the Chief’s Report on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 referring the action to Congress where the project could be taken up in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project to benefit communities extending from Birmingham to Bessemer, Alabama via the Valley Creek Flood Risk Management Project.
  • Corps completes decision on renewal of Missouri River commercial dredging permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District has evaluated applications to renew commercial dredging permits for the Missouri River. USACE has renewed permits for six commercial dredging companies currently authorized to extract sand and gravel from the Missouri River.
  • Kansas City Corps of Engineers updates Missouri River channel and river structure repairs

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides a report on the actions taken to repair and mitigate damage done to river structures on the Missouri River from high water over the last several years including major flooding in 2019.