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  • Corps making final preparations for 3 major projects at Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is finalizing timelines with contractors to mobilize and begin work on three major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam. These projects include rehabilitation of service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, rehabilitation of the stilling basin (locally known as “the tubes”) located below the dam, both in Riley County, and replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County.
  • Corps schedules public meetings for new Grand River basin study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to examine issues leading to sedimentation, flooding, log jams and impacts to habitat in the Lower Grand River watershed.
  • Corps urges water safety for Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges recreation seekers to follow safety tips while enjoying water-based activities, especially over the Labor Day weekend when larger crowds are anticipated. The Kansas City District, which manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, encourages the public to make this Labor Day weekend a safe and fun holiday while lowering the risk of accidents.
  • Zebra Mussels found in Tuttle Creek Reservoir

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The reservoir encompasses areas in Riley, Pottawatomie and Marshall counties. An alert fisherman found a rock with one adult zebra mussel attached and reported it to KDWPT staff at the Tuttle Creek State Park office. A subsequent search by KDWPT fisheries staff verified the presence of additional zebra mussels. Twenty-nine Kansas lakes are now confirmed to have zebra mussels. Other reservoirs in northeast Kansas with zebra mussel infestations include Milford, Clinton, Perry, Pomona, John Redmond and Melvern lakes.
  • Stakeholders experience Corps Civil Works projects on river trip

    WASHINGTON, Mo. — Stakeholders, customers and elected officials were guests of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, for the annual Missouri River tour Aug. 16. The purpose of the trip aboard the district’s barge is to provide a first-hand look at the Civil Works projects the district builds and maintains along the Missouri River and to receive questions and comments from stakeholders.
  • Officials rededicate Milford Lake Dam on 50th anniversary

    Milford, Kan. — Local, state and federal officials gathered Saturday to rededicate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Milford Lake Dam fifty years after its original dedication at East Rolling Hills Park. The ceremony commemorated the 50th anniversary of Milford filling to capacity.
  • Corps prepares for dam inspection at Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will dewater the water control structures to perform a safety inspection beginning Aug. 17 through Sept. 1. The Outlet Park on both sides of the spillway will be closed to the public throughout this inspection. Dam safety inspections are a vital part of the Corps mission. Formal engineering inspections are performed every five years.
  • 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. 9, 2017 at the Kanopolis Lake Information Center located at 105 Riverside Drive, Marquette, KS, 67464.
  • Beach closure and public health warning for Outlet Ponds at Melvern Lake

    MELVERN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at theOutlet Campground River Pond and Outlet Swim Beach/Fish Rearing Pond downstream of Melvern Lake. These ponds are currently under a warning based on cyanobacteria/toxin results from August 3 testing conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. As a result the swim beach at Outlet Swim Beach/Fish Rearing Pond is closed until further notice. All other facilities in Outlet Park and Melvern Lake remain open.
  • Corps emphasizes safety over July 4 holiday weekend

    As one of the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Wear your life jacket. Since October 2016, Kansas City District lakes have experienced six drownings and one additional water-related fatality due to a fall overboard; 72% of which were between the ages of 14-43. Though none wore a life jacket, the majority of these tragedies may have been prevented by simply wearing a life jacket. Please do your friends and loved ones a favor – wear your lifejacket.