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  • Missouri River Committee to meet in South Dakota

    Omaha, Neb. - The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 29th meeting, May 19-21, in Sioux Falls, SD. Public attendance is encouraged, and an opportunity is provided during each daily session for the public to address the Committee and the lead agencies, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP).
  • Site Tour and Open House at former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    MEAD, Neb.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to the annual Site Tour and Open House scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F, in Ashland, Neb.
  • Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them. On average, 9 out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.
  • Water expected to rise at Tuttle Creek Lake

    MANHATTAN, Kan.— Due to large amounts of rainfall, the water level in Tuttle Creek Lake is expected to rise substantially over the coming weekend. The increase in storm waters from the rivers flowing into Tuttle Creek Lake will likely result in a 15 to 20 foot rise in the lake by early next week. The dam is safe and can handle the increased flows.
  • Bridge closure planned on Harlan County Dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake is preparing for a closure of the dam to allow the contractor, OCCI, to continue work on the dam spillway. During the periods of May 20 and 21 and May 27 through June 4, both lanes of the dam may be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and traffic will be directed to take the designated detour.
  • Road work scheduled for Truman Dam access road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake has announced upcoming road work in the vicinity of the Harry S. Truman Dam. Access roads both east and west of Truman Dam will have a surface seal coat applied during the week of May 11.
  • Kanopolis Lake Park to require reservation during summer season

    Marquette, Kan., - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake is converting Riverside Park to a “reservation only” campground beginning with the 2015 summer season from May 15 through Sept. 15. With a total of 25 campsites situated along the Smoky Hill River, Riverside is the smaller of the two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ campgrounds at Kanopolis Lake.
  • Perry Lake hosts Wounded Warrior Turkey Hunt

    PERRY, Kan.,— The weekend of April 18 and 19 brought rain, cooler weather, and lots of great memories to the Perry Lake area. For the second time, the Perry Lake office held a Wounded Warrior hunt at their Lake site hosting two Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion located at Fort Riley, Kan. This particular hunt afforded the participating Soldiers the chance to harvest two Kansas Turkeys during the Kansas spring turkey season.
  • Annual Clinton Lake cleanup planned

    LAWRENCE, Kan.,— The Clinton Lake Cleanup Committee, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Clinton Marina, would like to invite all interested groups and individuals to participate in the 31st Annual Clinton Lake Cleanup. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m., at Shelter #1 in the Overlook Park located at the north end of Clinton Dam.
  • Corps decreases runoff forecast due to lower than normal mountain snowpack

    Omaha, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is decreasing the annual runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, to 20.3 million acre feet (MAF), which is 80 percent of normal and 4.9 MAF less than average. The decreased forecast is due to below normal mountain snowpack and the lack of plains snow in the basin.