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  • Dam repair to require temporary road closure

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.—BCI Construction USA will be performing ground penetrating radar at Harlan County Dam, Neb., which will require the closure of the road across the dam from Nov. 5-15 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Corps urges waterfowl hunters to be safe on water

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges hunters to be safe and take precautions this winter when hunting at any of their 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Winter water release from Harlan County Lake

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Bureau of Reclamation has notified the Corps that it expects to request the Corps release water from Harlan County Lake in December, pursuant to an irrigation contract and an interstate water compact call from the state of Nebraska.
  • Missouri River Water Management to host Annual Operating Plan conference call

    Omaha, Neb. — The Missouri River Basin Water Management office will host a conference call Monday, Oct. 28 to take comments and answer questions from stakeholders regarding the 2013–2014 Draft Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Missouri River Mainstem System.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Kansas City District resumes operations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District has resumed operations following the shutdown of the federal government on October 1. This includes visitor centers, boat ramps and similar facilities that are typically open this time of year at all 18 of the district’s lake projects. The following campgrounds are currently operational.
  • Kansas City District to reopen operations

    KANSAS CITY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is reopening operations following the shutdown of the federal government for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation which began on October 1.
  • Zebra Mussels Found in Clinton Reservoir

    TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Clinton Reservoir in Douglas County. An adult population was discovered by KDWPT fisheries staff during routine fish sampling activities, and a subsequent survey of other locations around the lake indicated the population was widespread. Twenty-two Kansas lakes have now been confirmed to have zebra mussels. Other reservoirs in northeast Kansas with zebra mussel infestations include Milford, Perry, John Redmond and Melvern.
  • USACE announces closure of all Regulatory Offices due to federal government shutdown

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District today announced it will close its Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen.
  • Corps regional commander tapped for Brigadier General

    Portland, Ore. – Col. John S. Kem, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army in a formal ceremony Oct. 10 in Washington D.C. General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the event.