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  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Warmer weather is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Corps urges water safety while recreating this winter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District reminds all to be prepared for cold water emergencies on or around lakes or rivers this winter. If you fall into the water or through ice, it is critical to get out of the cold water as quickly as possible since you can lose your ability to swim within minutes as hypothermia begins.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake launches Virtual Ranger program, offers QR code activities for a safe Eagle Day experience

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has launched a new Virtual Ranger program allowing visitors a safe and fun experience for multiple exploration activities around the lake. The first set of virtual activities offers Quick Response codes allowing exploring Rangers to self-navigate to prime eagle viewing and learning locations around Tuttle Creek Lake.  Quick Response codes will be posted at Tuttle Creek starting January 2nd, 2021.
  • Holiday safety tips for outdoor enthusiasts

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Please remember to practice water safety and always wear a life jacket in, on, or around the water. For more water safety information visit or follow pleasewearit.com.  
  • Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As 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.
  • Dam Safety Day recognized in Kansas City District

    Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operates and manages 18 dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Flood control serves as the primary purpose of these dams. Corps reservoirs provide many other benefits including recreation activities.
  • Corps provides safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is one of the premier destinations for Memorial Day weekend and with that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes see a huge increase in visitors. We value the safety of our visitors and want each and every individual to have a safe and enjoyable experience this holiday weekend and encourage everyone to think about these five recreation safety tips this Memorial Day weekend:
  • Corps of Engineers announce phased reopening of campgrounds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is planning a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, to begin immediately. The decision to reopen each recreation area is based largely on the safety of the staff and visitors. Each lake is going through a conditions-based assessment to verify all staff can return to work safely and will have the proper personal protection equipment available. In addition, they are confirming the availability of contractors and staff who help operate and maintain the recreation areas and implementing operational changes to address COVID-19 concerns in campgrounds.
  • Corps’ Kansas City District campsite and shelter reservation closures extended through 1 June

    Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has extended its recreation area closures through June 1, 2020.
  • Perry Lake to implement new reservation policy and reduce reservation window for the 2020 camping season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Rock Creek Park will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Rock Creek Park at Perry Lake.