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  • Corps of Engineers urges lake visitors to watch for algae blooms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms at several lakes with site-specific sampling and posting public health advisory signs at lakes as recommended by state health agencies.
  • 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 approves temporary modifications to lake water management plans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Due to ongoing challenging conditions with wet soils and higher than normal river levels across the Missouri River Basin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is canceling plans to increase water levels in reservoirs for the spring as stated in the annual water level management plans.    This temporary modification will better position the Kansas City District's reservoirs to receive spring runoff, and manage for locally heavy rainfall following record lake levels across the district last year. Nine of 18 district reservoirs reached record pools in 2019. Flood control operations at Kansas City District Reservoirs and Bureau of Reclamation lakes prevented $131 million in damages in Kansas and $2.27 billion in damages in Missouri during the 2019 flood event. Life safety and flood control are primary factors in reservoir operations throughout the Missouri River Basin.
  • Corps of Engineers taking precautions, Visitor Centers closed

    Due to health precautions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), all Kansas City District Visitor Centers are closed. Safety is our number one priority. Nothing is more important than the safety of our visitors, customers, contractors and our people. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
  • Corps of Engineers to host 25th Eagle Days event at Smithville Lake

    SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to Smithville Lake’s 25th Annual Eagle Days in Smithville, Mo., Jan. 4 and 5, 2020. The two-day event is highlighted by live predatory bird programs hosted by Operation Wildlife on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. at the Paradise Pointe Golf Course Complex. Several other vendors will participate Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Eagle viewing stations with spotting scopes and agency personnel will be available to help visitors view live eagles in the wild.
  • 30th Annual Managed deer hunt scheduled at Smithville Lake

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake will celebrate its 30th year hosting a special deer hunt for disabled hunters Nov. 23 and 24. All hiking and biking trails at Smithville Lake will be closed during the two-day event. This is the 30th anniversary of the Annual Managed Deer Hunt at Smithville Lake. The hunt consists of 60 blinds accessible by truck in and around designated park areas and Waterfowl Refuge. The hunt is a success year after year for many hunters who otherwise would not have the ability to enjoy deer season.
  • Stockton Lake to host annual managed deer hunt, some parks temporarily closed to public

    STOCKTON, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake and the Stockton Lions Club will host the 22nd Annual Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 9-10, 2019, in Hawker Point, Masters and Orleans Trail South parks. To maintain a high level of safety, Hawker Point and Orleans Trail South parks will close Nov. 3 and will reopen Nov. 13. Masters Park will be closed to archery hunting and hiking on Nov. 9-10. Individuals planning activities in these areas should consider other options around the lake.
  • Kansas City District delivers over $1 billion in project awards for Fiscal Year ‘19 benefitting the Heartland region

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2019, the team took a moment to reflect on a few major accomplishments and how they tie into the district mission and benefit the Heartland region. The district awarded 1,501 contracts worth $1.028 billion in fiscal year 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers completes draft study for Lower Grand watershed; hosts public meetings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to evaluate potential solutions for the Lower Grand River watershed. Channel instability, stream bank erosion, sedimentation, logjams and stream capture alter water flowing in streams, impair public infrastructure, affect landowners and degrade aquatic and wetland habitats. This study has been conducted with the help and cooperation of other agencies and the public to evaluate these issues.
  • Corps of Engineers announces first contract award for the Kansas Citys Levees Program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, awarded a $33.3 million design-build contract to Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis. The Corps of Engineers looks forward to partnering with Michels Corporation for the design and construction to replace and, or modify three pump stations within the Argentine Levee Unit. Project design will begin in October 2019 and construction is anticipated to commence in the fall of 2020.