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  • Kansas City District to hold public scoping meetings for Lower Missouri River Basin Flood and Risk Resiliency Study

    Five public scoping meetings are scheduled along the Lower Missouri River Basin to provide an update on the ongoing Lower Missouri River Basin Flood Risk and Resiliency Study, also called the system plan, in July. The meetings will be co-hosted by the Omaha District and the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The historic 2019 flood on the Missouri River caused billions of dollars in damages to agriculture and infrastructure in communities in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. During the 2019 flood, these states formed a four-state coalition called the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group. The goal was to develop actions in the aftermath of the 2019 flood to reduce system risk and recurring damages, improve system resiliency for the future and improve interagency collaboration.
  • The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates an outstanding fiscal year 2021

    Kansas City, Mo. - Most New Year celebrations are recognized on January 1, we always celebrate October 1, and this year, we had a good reason to do just that. After nearly two years of pushing forward during the pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, continued to support the Heartland and the nation in several ways.
  • KC Levees breaks ground on $529 million project

    The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground Wednesday at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the start of levee raising phase of the $529 million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet. The Kansas City District, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City KS, City of Kansas City, Mo. Government, Lane Construction and other project partners voiced their excitement to "move dirt” and work together.
  • Corps awards fourth and final construction contract to improve the Kansas Citys Levees System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District, has awarded the fourth and final construction contract to improve the Kansas City Levees System to the Lane Construction Company of Cheshire, Connecticut.
  • Corps contracting with Harris-Stowe State University to develop recruiting program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District and Harris-Stowe State University agreed August 23, 2019, to a $49,000 contract to develop a Contracting Professionals Recruiting Program which will include marketing materials for the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Contracting Division. HSSU is a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Corps of Engineers to increase releases at Harry S. Truman Dam

    WARSAW, Mo. – The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers will begin to release water stored behind Harry S. Truman Dam and increase flows as river levels at Hermann, Missouri continue to decline. For the past 30 days, the dam has been storing water in its flood control pool and is approximately 25 percent full.
  • Smith announced as new Deputy District Engineer for Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has announced Mr. Bryan Smith as the new Deputy District Engineer, Chief, Planning, Programs and Project Management. Smith has worked for the Kansas City District for twenty years and has extensive knowledge in military programs, civil works and infrastructure operations and maintenance. As the Kansas City District’s senior civilian, Smith will oversee civil works, military construction and environmental programs for the district.
  • Corps of Engineers awards major flood-risk reduction contract on Turkey Creek

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District recently awarded a contract worth more than $26.6 million to Radmacher Brothers Excavating of Pleasant Hill, Mo., to decrease flooding near Turkey Creek here in Kansas City. The Turkey Creek – Missouri interceptor project will construct a storm water interceptor from the vicinity of 31st and Roanoke crossing near Southwest Boulevard to Turkey Creek. This project will provide storm drainage for the 15-year storm (about 3.6” of rainfall in 3 hours). The bulk of construction will be in Kansas, but the majority of benefit will be in Missouri.
  • Kansas City District monitors river/tributaries after increased rainfall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management office is monitoring the Missouri River and tributaries after the increased rainfall in the area during May. The Missouri River stages are at flood stage at several locations and are expected to rise higher before cresting within the next several days. Several of the district’s reservoirs have increased pool elevations that have caused beach and campground closures therefore it is recommended the public call prior to visiting a reservoir.