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  • Harlan County Dam road to be closed for Tainter Gate repairs

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— To allow for the contractor, OCCI Construction of Fulton, Mo., to continue their work on the Tainter Gate Repair Project on the Harlan County Lake Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake will close both lanes of the dam from April 15 to April 23. During this period of time, both lanes of the dam will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and traffic will be directed to take the designated detour.
  • Harry S. Truman parks to close temporarily for road work

    WARSAW, Mo.,—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announces the temporary closure of Windsor Crossing (all of park) and Talley Bend (boat ramp).
  • Boat safety encouraged with record low at Wilson Lake

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake reminds boaters to be especially safe with record low lake levels. At 8.5 feet below normal conservation pool, many shallow water hazards are present. Much of the west end of the lake is too shallow to operate. As levels continue to decline, underwater structures become newly exposed hazards.
  • Corps dedicated to working with Missouri River stakeholders

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District Commander, Col. Andrew Sexton, delivered a message to the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association during their annual meeting on Mar. 7. During his message, he discussed the Corps dedication to working with stakeholders in an effort to be collaborative and transparent in our processes on the Missouri River.
  • Annual Day Use Pass now available

    MANHATTAN, Kan.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake announced that the 2015 annual day use pass is now available. The annual day use pass costs $30 and is valid Nationwide and permits the holder and accompanying passengers to use boat ramps and swim beaches at Corps of Engineers parks without further charge. When using a day use recreation facility at a Corps lake, either an annual pass or a daily pass is required.
  • Riverpond Road at Tuttle Creek to close for Wolf Creek Bridge renovations

    MANHATTAN, Kan.,— Due to planned renovations on the bridge over Wolf Creek, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will close Riverpond Road from Mar. 23 through Mar. 27.
  • Bridge closure on Harlan County Dam extended

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— To allow for the contractor, BCI Construction, to complete the placement of the stop logs on the upstreams side of the Harlan County spillway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake will extend the current closure of the dam through Mar. 31. During this period of time, both lanes of the dam will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and traffic will be directed to take the designated detour.
  • Corps invites public to Missouri River operations meetings

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division will hold five public meetings in early April to update stakeholders on current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the Mainstem Reservoir System.
  • February runoff higher, 2015 Missouri River forecast still slightly below normal

    Omaha, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division reports runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa was 2 million acre feet (MAF) during February, 186 percent of normal. The increased runoff was caused by above normal temperatures in the upper Missouri Basin that limited river ice build-up, and melted both plains and low elevation mountain snows. However, the 2015 runoff forecast in the same reach is 24.6 MAF, 97 percent of normal, and the March runoff forecast is about 1 MAF less than in February.
  • Missouri River Committee learns efforts on management plan

    Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Kansas City, Mo., February 23–26. At its 28th meeting, MRRIC continued to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to develop the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan (Plan). The Committee heard presentations on a range of potential management actions that could benefit the three listed species: the least tern, piping plover, and pallid sturgeon. These actions form the basis for alternatives that can be tested using river models.