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  • Perry Lake to implement new reservation policy and reduce reservation window for the 2020 camping season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has announced a new reservation policy for the 2020 recreation season. Beginning May 1, 2020 all sites in Rock Creek Park will be 100% reserveable. This will result in several changes for campers at Rock Creek Park at Perry 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 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.
  • Corps hosts public meetings for Tuttle Creek Lake Master Plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has prepared a draft Master Plan for Tuttle Creek Lake with an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that are available for public review. Two public meetings will be held on September 5, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Hillsdale Lake cleanup event scheduled

    HILLSDALE, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake are teaming up with National Public Lands Day and Hillsdale State Park to host a Hillsdale Lake Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and can register by contacting the Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake.
  • HWY K-13 Across Tuttle Creek Dam to reopen for motorized traffic between Pottawatomie and Riley counties; park access to change as result

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Motorists will once again be able to travel between Pottawatomie and Riley Counties via highway K-13 beginning on or shortly after June 10, 2019.  To maintain public safety, pedestrians and non-motorized traffic will be prohibited between Dyer Road (located in Pottawatomie County) and Tuttle Cove Road (located in Riley County).  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has completed replacement of the bridge deck over the spillway structure at the east end of Tuttle Creek Dam.  This marks the first time the bridge will be open to public travel since February 2018.
  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as runoff from rains this Memorial weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining flood storage capacity. Based on water already in the Little and Big Blue Rivers, releases are expected to be set at 15,000 cubic feet per second. Tuttle Creek Dam will slowly increase water through the outlet works starting at 7:00 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. Sirens near the dam and Rocky Ford Fishing Area will he sounded with each increase in release. If additional rain occurs, releases may be increased. 
  • Corps of Engineers to release water from Perry Lake as flood pool reaches capacity

    To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water releases from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Sunday, May 26, 2019 as runoff from rains this weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining storage capacity. Water on the ground is expected to cause Perry to rise above pool elevation 920.6 feet and into surcharge operations this evening or overnight.
  • Corps to close Outlet Park at Melvern Lake

    Melvern, Kan. —  Melvern Lake elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently the Melvern Lake flood pool is 78 percent occupied leaving minimal space to store additional flood waters. Projected rainfall over the next 24 hours could be significant. Due to the lake level being within 3 feet of the uncontrolled spillway, Outlet Park is being closed at 10:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to prevent elevated risk to life and safety. All occupants are asked to exit the area effective 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019.