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  • Early drawdown scheduled at Smithville Lake

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake announce a two-foot drawdown starting early November in order to safely conduct maintenance repairs on the stilling basin.
  • 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.
  • Kansas Citys Levees – request for contractor feedback on Large Levee Raise Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is requesting feedback from contractors and industry regarding the upcoming large levee and floodwall raise project along the Argentine, Armourdale, and Central Industrial District levee units in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake announces stilling basin water drawdown for construction

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake wants patrons to know that construction associated with the Stilling Basin Rehabilitation project downstream of the dam, locally known as the tubes, has resumed. The first stages of work for this construction will affect the lake level in the short term as well as areas below the dam around the stilling basin and downstream river pond area. The contractor will perform partial removal and repair of the final concrete basin wall section. To facilitate this repair work, the water will be drawn down in the stilling basin by opening the water control gate at the Rocky Ford Dam, which is downstream of Tuttle Creek Dam, allowing the river pond area and river channel between the two dams to be lowered several feet.
  • Groundbreaking held for $1.7 billion NGA complex in North St. Louis

    With significant federal, state and local dignitaries present, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with many partners celebrated the symbolic groundbreaking for beginning of construction on the 97-acre campus in North St. Louis November 26, 2019.
  • Project team for the KC-46A facility at McConnell Air Force base wins Air Force award for excellence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The project team responsible for the design, construction and quality control of new hangar / maintenance facilities for the recently fielded KC-46A Pegasus air tanker won top honors from AFCEC – the Air Force Civil Engineering Center. The team, including Ben Davis, the Kansas City District project manager, was recognized at a ceremony in San Antonio November 14, 2018.
  • Construction work near Perry Lake dam during August and September

    PERRY, Kan. – Corps of Engineers staff will be working at Perry Dam in August and September 2018 to rehabilitate the existing ditch located along the downstream toe. This ditch provides drainage to the 32 relief wells located downstream of the dam. The relief wells reduce hydrostatic pressures within the foundation of the dam and improve overall stability. The relief wells and drainage ditch are critical features to the dam and the Corps will rehabilitate the ditch to ensure that the system continues to serve its purpose and the dam can continue to operate safely. While Corps officials do not anticipate any road closures, they do urge caution to drivers near the construction to be aware of trucks and equipment using the toe road of Perry Dam.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selects three companies to compete for Next NGA West Construction Contract

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announced today that they have selected three design-build teams to compete for the contract award of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new facility in North St. Louis, known as Next NGA West. This completes the first phase of the selection process for contract award which evaluated team qualifications.
  • Temporary bridge closures over Harlan County Dam through May 2017

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Harlan County Dam Project Office is alerting the public to intermittent temporary road closures on the bridge over the Harlan County Dam through May 14, 2017.
  • Corps makes progress on levee repairs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is making progress on repairing levees that were damaged during the 2011 flooding along the Missouri River with three more contracts being nearly complete and another one awarded on Aug. 7.