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  • Emergency dive operations allow water releases at Harlan County Dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ emergency dive operation has made better than expected progress, clearing enough debris to allow water releases from Harlan County Lake. On June 14-15 a severe wind storm and associated wave action destroyed the temporary construction platform used to install anchors on the dam. The temporary construction platform plunged to the bottom of the lake in front of the interior sluice gates used for normal lake releases. The emergency dive operation has removed enough construction debris to allow normal operation of one sluice gate so releases can be made for irrigation. The operation is continuing to remove debris from the other sluiceways. The temporary construction work platform was part of the initial phase of the maintenance work involving installation of anchors on the face of the dam. The anchors allow stoplogs to be deployed so repairs to the Tainter spillway gates can be made without lowering the lake level. The Tainter gates are primarily used to make large flood releases when the lake level is high. The Tainter gates are in need of repair for the safe operation of the lake during large floods. The road across the dam will continue to have an 8-foot-6-inch wide lane restriction in place through the Fourth of July weekend as emergency dive operations continue to remove the remaining debris. For questions, please contact the Public Affairs Office at (816) 389-3486. – 30 –
  • Summer programs offered at Tuttle Creek Lake

    MANHATTAN, Kan.,— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake is announcing their 2014 Summer Program schedule.
  • Dive operations underway at Harlan County Dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ is scheduled to perform dive operations June 25 to remove construction debris from the lake which occurred during strong wind storms June 14-15.
  • Corps of Engineers ramping up for Operation Dry Water 2014-- concentrated effort to curb drinking while boating

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.,—The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence.
  • Corps to hold public meeting for proposed Cranberry Bend Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District will hold an open house public meeting for the proposed project at Cranberry Bend on Tuesday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waverly City Hall, 111 East Kelling Ave., Waverly, Mo.
  • Corps seeks public comments for Manhattan Kansas Levee Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District has studied flood risk management and reliability improvements for the existing levee unit at Manhattan, Kansas, and is seeking review and public comment on the information presented within the Draft Feasibility Report.
  • Corps to hold astronomy program at Tuttle Creek Lake

    MANHATTAN, Kan.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend “The Kansas Summer Sky” astronomy program on Saturday, June 21, at 9:30 p.m.
  • Officials at Tuttle Creek Lake offer water safety tips

    MANHATTAN, Kan.— While water safety month may have passed, there is no time like the present to learn a few tips about water safety.
  • Registration opens for assisted deer hunt

    MANHATTAN, Kan.,— Youth and disabled hunters have until July 31 to apply for a limited 2014 assisted deer hunt at Tuttle Creek Lake.