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  • 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 water level low, Corps encourages visitors to use caution

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake urges recreation visitors to be cautious of lower than usual lake levels. Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.
  • Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawing Scheduled at Kanopolis Lake

    MARQUETTE, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake announce the annual waterfowl blind permit drawing. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Kanopolis Lake Information Center located at 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette, KS, 67464.
  • Dry conditions affect Smithville Lake recreation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shallow points and normally submerged hazards are becoming a common sight as the Smithville Lake level continues to drop. Normal multipurpose pool is 864.2 feet above mean sea level. Currently the lake is at 861.67 msl. The lake level continues to slowly drop due to evaporation, water supply and no additional inflow due to drought conditions within the Smithville Lake watershed counties of Clinton, Clay, and DeKalb. It's important for all visitors to understand the lake and risks associated with recreating in low water.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of the Wild Whoopers agree to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Friends of the Wild Whoopers to assist in the recovery of endangered whooping cranes. Per the MOU, USACE and Friends of the Wild Whoopers will jointly assess whooping crane migration stopover habitat at USACE water resources development projects. The assessments will be used by USACE to develop work plans that maintain and improve existing habitat and create additional habitat for this critically endangered bird as part of USACE Environmental Stewardship Program.
  • Public Health Warning for Melvern Lake Outlet Park Campground and Swim Beach

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Outlet Park Campground (River Pond) and Outlet Park swim beach downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests have confirmed the presence of the algae. The most recent tests showed the presence of the toxin microcystin but levels can increase or decrease on a daily basis. Hot and sunny weather conditions combined with high nutrient levels create ideal conditions for harmful algae bloom growth. Swimming is not allowed at the Outlet Swim Beach and all wading and contact with algae is highly discouraged. Visitors can utilize Coeur d'Alene Park Swim Beach on the main body of the lake, located west of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office.
  • Celebrate with safety this Fourth of July

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As one of the nation's largest federal providers of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
  • Waterfowl drawing set for Harry S. Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the 2018 waterfowl blind drawing is Saturday, Aug. 25.
  • Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Stockton Lake require reservations

    STOCKTON, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake now requires reservations for all Corps-managed campsites.
  • 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.