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  • 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.
  • 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).