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  • Additional swimming beaches closed at Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announces the immediate closure of additional swimming beaches on the lake due to high lake levels.
  • Some swimming beaches closed at Truman Lake due to high water

    WARSAW, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announces the immediate closure of two swimming beaches on the lake due to high lake levels.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages visitors to be safe this Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Memorial Day weekend is going to be busy this year. With large crowds of people gathering at the lakes, the potential for drowning and accidents increase. Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages our visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips for Memorial Day and the summer season.
  • Join us for Dam Safety Awareness Day and Promote Dam Safety within our Community

    The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers will observe National Dam Safety Awareness Day by holding two informational events. The events will be held at 9 a.m. on May 28 at the Litton Visitor Center at Smithville Lake, and at 2 p.m. on May 28 at the Tuttle Creek Lake Visitor Center. John Benson, Dam Safety Program Manager will be available to provide an informational overview and answer questions.
  • Truman Lake beaches set to open for 2015 season

    WARSAW, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announced the opening of five swimming beaches on May 15, 2015.
  • 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.