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  • Fall release from Rathbun Lake to the Chariton River Basin not anticipated

    Conditions are unfavorable for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a fall release, also known as flushing flow releases, due to the current pool elevation of 903.4 feet at Rathbun Lake, which is more than half a foot below multipurpose level, as of September 19, 2023. Releases this fall are not anticipated.
  • USACE seeking public input on potential Rathbun Lake fall release

    Let us know what you think about a potential Rathbun Lake, Iowa, fall release. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is asking the public for input regarding the Rathbun Lake annual fall release by August 31, 2023.
  • Results posted: USACE to hold webinar for Missouri River flow frequency analysis

    The public is invited to attend a webinar July 19, 2023, from noon – 1:00 p.m. CST by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Kansas City and Omaha districts have completed the updates to the flow frequency data on the Lower Missouri River. The focus of the review is for partners in flood preparedness and response to learn more about the updates and how to use the new data.
  • USACE Kansas City District announces likely cancellation of fall water release from Rathbun Lake

    Unless conditions improve by the end of the first week of October, the fall water release previously announced by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be cancelled. In July USACE announced tentative plans to perform the fall water release at Rathbun Lake. Currently conditions do not favor the water release as the pool elevation is near the multipurpose level of 904.0 feet.
  • USACE announces planned fall release from Rathbun Lake on Chariton watershed

    The public is invited to comment on the Rathbun Lake fall release as permitted in the revised 2016 Rathbun Lake Water Control Manual. The fall release will occur likely between the last week of September through early October 2022. The release of water will not exceed 2,700 cubic feet per second from Rathbun Reservoir and would be on-going for no longer than three or four days, excluding the ramp up and ramp down.
  • USACE Kansas City District holds exercise at Truman Lake to strengthen dam safety coordination with local authorities

    Local Emergency Management Agencies are the front lines of emergency preparedness in your community. They work in close coordination with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. USACE regularly assesses conditions and risks associated with our Civil Works projects, which include 18 dams with reservoirs. Eight are in Missouri, eight are in Kansas with one each in Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Stockton Lake releases increased

    Due to sustained high inflows into Stockton Lake since March 12th, releases of 5,500 cubic feet per second, or cfs, and up to 6,300 cfs will continue as downstream conditions allow.
  • Pomme de Terre Lake releases increased

    Pomme de Terre Lake continues to maintain high inflows that began on March 12th and is expected to continue through early spring. The lake will continue to maximize releases of 3,000 cubic feet per second, or cfs, up to 3,500 cfs as downstream conditions allow.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter: Outflow increases, lake drops

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beginning Dec. 23, 2020 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will increase outflows to drop lake levels in order to facilitate ongoing construction projects. This seasonal adjustment minimizes ice damage, provides additional storage capacity for spring rains and favorable habitat for fish spawning in the spring. Operations to lower the lake water level will not delay ongoing construction activities at the stilling basin (locally known as the “tubes”) nor cause excessive flow for ongoing construction downstream in the Kansas River.
  • Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter - increasing outflow and dropping lake elevation

    Beginning November 25, Tuttle Creek Lake, Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will increase outflows to drop lake levels, consistent with the annual Water Level Management Plan.