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  • Special Archery Deer Hunt applications due September 16 for Perry Lake

    Perry, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce the opening of the application process for the annual Special Archery Hunt at Longview, Rock Creek Slough Creek parks and the Radio Tower Area (unit 9) starting Oct. 1, 2022 – Dec, 31, 2022. This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Perry Lake; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.
  • 50-year-old Water Control Manual updates slated for Pomme de Terre, public input needed

    Hermitage, Mo. – Plans to update the Water Control Manual for Pomme de Terre Reservoir are underway. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Open House to share information regarding the manual update process and receive public input about issues and concerns related to the management of reservoir levels and dam flows.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake Open House and comment opportunities for Shoreline Management Plan

    Hermitage, Mo. – An updated Shoreline Management Plan for Pomme de Terre Lake is now available for review and public comments soon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Open House to share information and receive public comments on Aug. 24.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake shares public health update concerning harmful algae blooms

    HERMATIGE, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomme de Terre Lake is responding to a toxic blue-green algae bloom with site-specific sampling and posting public health advisory signs around the lake as recommended by state health agencies. On May 31, potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms were observed from Lindley Creek Arm mile marker L8 to the dam. Laboratory results from sample(s) from Lindley Creek Arm mile L5.5 area indicate the dense algae bloom consisted of 98% blue-green algae with algal toxin (microcystin) concentration below the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Public Health Warning Criteria for recreation contact but could be considered dangerous for pets. Considering these results, USACE is closing Nemo Park beach and general caution signs will be posted at access point and boat ramps for public awareness.
  • Harry S. Truman Lake extends comment period for Master Plan revision

    WARSAW, Mo. - The public comment period for the revision of the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan has been extended to July 1, 2022. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the process of revising the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan, which was last updated in October 1988. The revision would bring the Master Plan up to date with current policy and regulations, land usage or designations, as well as consider current and projected visitation and recreational trends. Public comments can be provided in a variety of ways; by mail to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan Revision, 15968 Truman Rd, Warsaw, MO 65355, by email to harry.s.truman@usace.army.mil or through the online at http://go.usa.gov/xugxv.
  • Hidden hotspots offer 18 ways to kick off Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This weekend, outdoor recreation kicks off in full swing and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made a short list of “Hidden Heartland Hotspots” for folks looking to try something new this Memorial Day weekend. Just make sure your Memorial Day Weekend is memorable for all the right reasons by practicing these safety tips!
  • Stay afloat and know before you get on the boat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow starts National Safe Boating Week and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to stay afloat with responsible recreation before you step on the boat.   We encourage all water-vessel operators and passengers to take the safe-boating pledge and exercise caution while enjoying their favorite water-based activities during this national effort recognized May 21-27, 2022 by the Safe Boating Council. USACE is one of the nation’s leading providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects, and wearing an approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for recreational boaters.
  • Life jacket; Just wear it, it’s that easy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is kicking off the weekend right by showing just how easy it is to wear a life jacket anywhere, anytime. Today, Friday, May 20th, is recognized through the Safe Boating Campaign as Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day. Whether you’re working in an office, on the water, at home or basically anywhere, help us participate in this global awareness effort encouraging recreators to make the most of their outdoor adventures by being responsible and returning home safely.
  • Harry S. Truman Lake providing public opportunities for Master Plan revision

    WARSAW, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the process of revising the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan, which was last updated in October 1988. The revision would bring the Master Plan up to date with current policy and regulations, land usage or designations, as well as consider current and projected visitation and recreational trends. “So far, we hosted one of three public meetings for the Master Plan revision and have heard several comments on key recreation and natural resource management actions for the lake,” said Jim Sandberg, Operations Project Manager at Harry S. Truman Lake. “Comments provided online or at these public meetings are taken into account on future management actions and will be considered and evaluated as the new Master Plan evolves.” The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the project. The Master Plan guides efficient and cost-effective management, development, and use of project lands. It is a vital tool for the responsible stewardship and sustainability of project resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • USACE reopens several visitor center doors in the Heartland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is pleased to announce the re-opening of several visitor centers to the public, with consideration for local health conditions, access is subject to change. Facilities have primarily operated on an appointment-only basis since Spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask visitors to follow safety precautions which may be posted on entry doors.