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  • 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.
  • Corps to start rock overlay at Tuttle Creek Dam in September, will close access near dam

    Work is expected to begin on or about September 7, 2021 and will require closure of public access, including the east and west dam parking lots and the entire upstream face of the dam. These closures include all pedestrian and bank fishing.  The project will span several months, with no anticipated road closures and this initial phase is expected to be complete in early 2022.
  • Corps of Engineers recognizes Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 31st is nationally known as Dam Safety Awareness Day and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses the importance of knowing, not just the benefits of dams, but also the risks of living near dams. We strive to provide the dam safety community, as well as the public, a better understanding of our efforts to reduce dam risk and promote dam safety through awareness, investment and resources to support critical infrastructure.
  • Dam Safety Day recognized in Kansas City District

    Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operates and manages 18 dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Flood control serves as the primary purpose of these dams. Corps reservoirs provide many other benefits including recreation activities.
  • Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake announces temporary closures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake has announced closures to portions of the Harlan County Dam Spillway and Project Office. Access to the stilling basin below the dam and parking areas in North and South Outlet campgrounds will be closed to the public from October 7 thru October 25. Activities related to periodic inspections of the dam and stilling basin by USACE staff account for these closures.
  • Corps works with Stockton Lake community on preparedness

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake conducted a Tabletop Exercise Wednesday with the Local Emergency Management Communities around Stockton Dam. The exercise showcased joint Corps and community preparedness and how agencies would communicate and coordinate efforts on community preparedness during high releases or an extreme, rare flood event.
  • Gate repair at Corps Stockton Lake

    Gates on the spillway at Stockton dam have been undergoing repairs to replace the wire ropes that lift each gate since November 2018. Wire ropes on one gate were successfully replaced in February 2019 and subsequently wire ropes were removed on another gate to begin repairs.
  • Corps to hold public meeting to discuss high water at Stockton Lake

    Due to above average water levels being held in Stockton Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at the Stockton Community Building, Monday, June 3, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Truman Dam functioning as designed: Open House Wednesday, March 13

    Harry S. Truman dam is functioning as designed and is not currently at risk of a structural failure or overtopping. There are no anticipated changes to routine operations and maintenance activities due to the new dam safety classification. No structural repairs are currently planned or deemed warranted at this time to lessen the overall dam safety risk.
  • Corps to Host Dam Safety Open House at Truman Lake Visitors Center

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a community open house Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Dam Visitors Center, located at Truman Lake. The open house will provide the public an opportunity to become more aware of risks associated with living below a dam and current projects at the lake. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.