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  • Construction of $9.25 million aquatic ecosystem restoration project commences at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska

    Officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Harlan County Lake aquatic ecosystem restoration project at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska, on January 16, 2024. The project is a partnership between the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. While pre-construction activities have been underway since December 2023, construction of the core project features began earlier this month.
  • Flood Resiliency Study team to hold public outreach meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri

    Officials are hosting a public outreach meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Monday, November 13, to discuss the flood resiliency study near Missouri River mile marker 142. The meeting will be held at Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101, and will be hosted by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
  • USACE and Harlan County Lake conduct community emergency preparedness exercise

    A tabletop exercise was conducted in Superior, Nebraska, on April 12, 2023, by local emergency management agencies for Harlan County Lake in conjunction with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the exercise was to showcase the joint emergency preparedness between local communities around Harlan County Dam and USACE. In attendance at the tabletop exercise were representatives from the City of Superior, Nebraska, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Superior Volunteer Rescue Squad, Jewell County Emergency Management, Superior Fire Department, the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Nuckolls County Emergency Management and the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Rock protection project begins on portions of the Harlan County Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has begun construction on a project placing a rock, also called riprap, overlay on portions of the upstream side of Harlan County Dam, near Republican City, Nebraska. This project will protect the dam from future wind and wave erosion.
  • Kansas City District inspects BIL funded repairs to Missouri River navigation channel

    With navigation season starting earlier this month, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspected some of the repair work being done on the Missouri River to restore the navigation channel to its pre-2019 flood condition near Atchison, Kansas, on April 5, 2023. The contracts for repairs to the navigation channel have been funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL.
  • $8.35 million agreement signed for aquatic ecosystem restoration work at Rathbun Lake, Iowa

    Yesterday, a signing of the Project Partnership Agreement for aquatic ecosystem restoration work at Rathbun Lake, Iowa, was executed between the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This agreement will begin aquatic ecosystem restoration design and construction work at Rathbun Lake, Iowa, under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. USACE has been working with the Iowa DNR over the past several years to determine feasibility and develop a conceptual design for this project. The signing of the PPA paves the way for the $8.35 million on-ground execution of this design effort.
  • Department of Natural Resources, USACE to hold public meeting about Lower Osage River study

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will hold a public meeting to provide information and solicit input from the public on a feasibility study to address problems on the Osage River on March 14, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. at the Tuscumbia High School gymnasium, 526 School Rd., Tuscumbia, MO 65082. Over time, stream bank erosion and other issues along the Osage River have led to sedimentation of important aquatic habitat, including threatened and endangered mussel beds. Impacts also include loss of stream bank vegetation and valuable farmland, threats to private and commercial infrastructure and lost habitat connectivity. Public safety concerns associated with decreased river channel stability are also an issue.
  • USACE attends Navigator’s Meeting hosted by Coalition to Protect the Missouri River

    The Coalition to Protect the Missouri River (CPMR) held its annual Navigator’s Meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Feb. 23, 2023. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was in attendance and several district employees presented during the meeting. The purpose of the annual Navigator’s Meeting is for local, state and federal partners to determine common goals for the upcoming navigation season, starting on April 1, 2023. The CPMR works to keep the Missouri River fully functional through education and advocacy around the state and the country. CMPR works closely with state and federal partners, to include USACE.
  • Kansas City District awards contracts totaling $17 million for repair of pump stations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, awarded two contracts totaling $17M to Supplied Industrial Solutions of Granite City, Illinois to complete repairs and modifications to ten pump stations along the Armourdale and Central Industrial District Levee Units. Due to diligent work by all team members, these contracts were awarded early, thus meeting a USACE goal to start and finish projects faster.
  • 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.