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  • 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.
  • Don’t end this summer as a number

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As we close out the warm summer months this Labor Day weekend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District encourages you to not end this summer as a statistic and to practice water safety this weekend. We urge visitors to be vigilant, understand the importance of water safety and to expect the unexpected in and around the water.
  • Physical permits not required for hunting equipment at Kanopolis Lake this hunting season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will not be issuing Hunting Equipment Permits this hunting season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Hunting Equipment Permit Program hunting policies and regulations still apply with the only change of not requiring the physical permit tag.
  • Kanopolis Lake announces annual waterfowl blind permit online drawing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake announce the annual waterfowl blind permit drawing. The event will be different than that of previous years and will be held as an application process all done online. This procedure will help follow CDC guidelines and eliminate a crowd gathering and person to person contact. The application period will run from Saturday, August 29, 2020 through Saturday, September 12, 2020. The applications to fill out and return can be found through our website, Facebook page or directly emailed to you. The applications can be printed and mailed to our office or emailed to the below email.
  • Corps to lower downstream river level to assist stilling basin rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announces temporary changes to water management operations at Tuttle Creek Lake resulting in lower downstream river elevation on the Big Blue River between Tuttle Creek and Rocky Ford dams.
  • Special permit archery hunt scheduled for Clinton Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake announces the opening of the application process for its annual Special Archery Hunt at Bloomington, Rockhaven and Woodridge parks to be held November 1 - December 31, 2020. Applications are due Sept. 7, 2020. This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Clinton Lake; however, the Corps hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.
  • Public invited to comment on planned autumn releases from Rathbun Lake

    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. This release of water will not exceed 2,700 cubic feet per second from Rathbun Dam and would be sustained for no longer than 3 or 4 days, excluding ramp up and ramp down.
  • Waterfowl blind drawing scheduled at Harry S. Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake to hold waterfowl blind registration for the 2020 Missouri waterfowl season Aug. 22, 2020. 
  • Milford Lake warning issued for blue green algae blooms

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are actively responding to harmful algal bloom concerns with site-specific sampling. 
  • Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure, Camp Branch swim beach, managed by Clay County Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is closed until additional test results are obtained.