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  • 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.
  • Corps reopens beaches at Rathbun Lake

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake has opened Corps of Engineers’ public designated beaches based on recent algal toxin laboratory results. Data results from Buck Creek and Island View beaches are within the Iowa Department of Natural Resources state beach advisory standards and due to the improved conditions are open.
  • Outlet Park Beach closed at Melvern Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake announce the immediate closure of Outlet Park Beach due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, which could cause health risks. The beach will be closed until further notice and will re-open as soon as E. coli have returned to safe levels. Corps officials will have the water at the beach tested again Sunday, June 30, 2019, to determine whether the beach can be opened for the holiday weekend.
  • Public Health Warning for Michigan Valley Swim Beach at Pomona Lake

    VASSAR, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Michigan Valley swim beach at Pomona Lake.
  • Perry Lake swim beach closed for 2018 season

    PERRY, KAN. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce that the public swim beach will be closed for public safety due to ongoing recreation upgrades. Once the improvements to the swim beach are complete, visitors will enjoy new outdoor wash stations and a new restroom. In addition to the recreation upgrades, the Corps is working to stabilize the beach shoreline and adding a retaining wall.
  • Bucksaw Beach to open Thursday at Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.,—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce Bucksaw Beach will reopen Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Bucksaw Beach closed at Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.,—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the immediate closure of Bucksaw Beach due to elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, which could cause health risks.
  • Enjoy the holiday, play it safe and return home alive

    If you are visiting a Corps lake this Independence Day holiday remember to wear a life jacket, swim in a designated area and know the signs of drowning.