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  • Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation

    The Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation to repair damages incurred during 2019 historic flooding throughout the region. We are also committed to providing on-site quality assurance to awarded construction contracts all while practicing social distancing as long as necessary.
  • Kansas City District monitoring anticipated minor flood stages on Missouri River

    The Kansas City District is closely monitoring the current flood risk on the Missouri River from Rulo, Neb., to St. Louis, Mo. Due to widespread rainfall in the Lower Missouri River Basin, the National Weather Service has forecasted several gages in our area to reach minor flood stage along the Missouri River throughout the weekend. The Kansas City District encourages those who live and work along the river to monitor the National Weather Service river forecast frequently for the most up to date information.
  • Corps in Kansas City declares end to 2019 flood event on Missouri River

    By order of Col. Bill Hannan, the commander of the Kansas City District, the Emergency Operations Center activation level returned to Level IV – normal operations – today. The district has been continuously activated since March 13, 2019 – 279 days which marks the longest duration declared flooding event in district history.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake closing in on conservation pool water level

    For the first time since February 6, 2019, the water level Tuttle Creek Lake is approaching conservation – or normal – pool. This has been the longest water storage event ever at the lake lasting about 275 days. The lake level is currently at elevation 1075.04 feet above mean sea level, only 0.04 feet from reaching conservation pool, which will occur later today – Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
  • Adjusted releases approved for Kansas River Basin reservoirs

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was authorized a deviation from the operating manual for cumulative releases from reservoirs in the Kansas River Basin. This decision was made in consultation with the Missouri River Basin Water Management through a thorough impacts analysis that addresses the downstream impacts of increased release targets and upstream impacts of not evacuating all the stored flood waters in the reservoir projects.
  • Corps recommends caution on newly reopened Missouri River

    With the U.S. Coast Guard issuing Marine Safety Bulletin – MISB #01-19, Update #11 – opening the Missouri River for navigation from the mouth at St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa – the Kansas City District urges caution to both commercial and recreational boaters. The Coast Guard recommends against boating in these conditions with the river still in moderate to major flood stages.
  • Corps of Engineers update on Kansas River Basin reservoir operations

    Conditions in the Kansas and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the four Kansas reservoirs which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Perry Lake and Clinton Lake. Project technicians plan to begin releases Monday, June 3, 2019, with a release of 4,000 cfs: releases from Milford Lake take about six days to reach the Missouri River.
  • Kansas City Corps reports activities supporting those affected by flooding – infographic describes the event and response

    The Kansas City District continues to monitor the river which remains dangerously high. We urge levee districts, local leaders and those affected by flooding to remain vigilant as localized rains could make conditions worse. “Remember, this event is not over, water is still high in the Missouri River system and tributaries, and we’re still here to assist the levee districts,” said Col. Doug Guttormsen, commander of the Kansas City District.
  • Corps in Kansas City hosts U.S. Rep. Sam Graves for briefing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a Missouri congressman today in our Emergency Operations Center for a briefing on Missouri River flooding and flood risk management operations. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri – 6th District, visited our headquarters and received a brief on the current situation and actions being taken by the Corps to reduce flood risk.
  • Kansas City District active in Missouri River flooding

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to provide Mobile Liaison Teams to levee districts and local authorities that have requested assistance through their local emergency managers. We have four teams providing assistance and have plans to deploy more teams. The district has river stages in minor, moderate, and major flood stage at various locations along the Missouri River.