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  • Don’t end this summer as a number

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As we close out the warm summer months this Labor Day weekend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District encourages you to not end this summer as a statistic and to practice water safety this weekend. We urge visitors to be vigilant, understand the importance of water safety and to expect the unexpected in and around the water.
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers encourages water safety this Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, and encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day weekend and to wear a life jacket while in, on, or around water. “Statistics tell us 89% of all water related fatalities at Corps of Engineers lakes were not wearing life jackets,” says Kyle Ruona, Kansas City District public safety program manager. The Kansas City District urges visitors to be prepared, understand the importance of water safety, to be alert and to expect the unexpected.
  • Celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The ‘dog days of summer’ are upon us and millions of Americans will find refuge from the heat at pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams across our nation during the Independence Day weekend. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone that no matter the size of the water you recreate in you should never forget about water safety.
  • Outlet Park Beach reopened at Melvern Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Melvern Lake announce the reopening of Outlet Park Beach due to testing which cleared the body of water from elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. The beach has reopened as E. coli measurements have returned to safe levels. The beach is open as of July 2, 2019.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Summer 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 (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the water.
  • Turn around, don’t drown: Missouri River Flood 2019

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to urge everyone to never drive through flooded roadways. Please turn around, don’t drown.
  • Murrell honored by Corps for ‘Act of Heroism’ at Truman Lake

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized a citizen yesterday for heroism. At Long Shoal Marina near Warsaw, Mo., Truman Lake Operations Project Manager Jim Sandberg presented an 'Act of Heroism' award to Lonnie Murrell, of Warsaw, Mo., for saving the lives of a group of men involved in a boating accident.
  • Heartland Corps recognizes Geary County sheriff’s deputy and a Fort Riley Army soldier for heroism

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized a Geary County sheriff’s deputy and a Fort Riley Army soldier for heroism yesterday in Junction City, Kan. At the Geary County sheriff's office, Milford Lake Park Manager Ken Wenger presented two 'Act of Heroism' awards to Private 1st Class Chance Harriss, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and from Sacramento, Calif., and Deputy Rick Parsons, from Junction City, Kan., for saving the lives of two children.
  • Don’t be a statistic this Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, which manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, encourages you not to be a statistic this Labor Day weekend and to wear a life jacket while in, on, or around the water.