Archive: 2015
  • Missouri River Committee to meet in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 28th meeting February 23-26 in Kansas City, Mo. 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).
  • Harlan County Dam to close for repair project

    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 Construction of Fulton, Mo., to begin the Tainter Gate Repair Project. During the period from March 2 to March 13, both lanes of the dam will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and traffic will be directed to take the designated detour.
  • Lake visitors encouraged to remember Cold Water Safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District wants to remind those around the water this winter to be especially safe. Even though the jet skis and float tubes are tucked away, there are still outdoor enthusiast taking advantage of excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.
  • Hillsdale Lake to undergo periodic inspection

    Paola, Kan., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Hillsdale Lake will be conducting a periodic dam inspection on March 23-27. The outlet area located below the dam will be closed to the public. The area will be restricted due to safety concerns and the need to complete the inspection in a timely manner to reduce cost.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Civil Works Strategic Plan

    Washington (February 2, 2015) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released its “Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018” that articulates five goals that will guide USACE into the future.
  • President's Fiscal 2016 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works released

    Washington (February 2, 2015) - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) includes $4.732 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
  • Pomme de Terre lake levels to be lowered to treat for zebra mussels

    HERMITAGE, Mo., – In an effort to control a possible exposure of invasive zebra mussels in Pomme de Terre Lake, the U.S. Army Corps Engineers announced a plan to lower the level of the lake by three feet.
  • Confirmed collection of larval pallid sturgeon on the Missouri River

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the discovery of the first two genetically-confirmed larval pallid sturgeon captured on the lower Missouri River near St. Louis. The two larval sturgeon were discovered as part of a sampling effort by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
  • Eagles Day to be held at Free State High School

    LAWRENCE, Kan., – The Kansas City District Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake, the Jayhawk Audubon Society, and USD 497 would like to invite the public to attend the 19th Annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day. The event is free of charge and will take place on Jan. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lawrence Free State High School.
  • Two Missouri River Recovery Program sites temporarily closed for construction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., – Two Missouri River Recovery Program sites have been temporarily closed to all public entry: Cranberry Bend project in Saline County and Cora Island project in St. Charles County, Mo. These closures allow construction of habitat improvement projects to commence at these locations to benefit native fish and wildlife resources including the endangered pallid sturgeon.