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  • Outlet campground river pond at Melvern Lake blue-green algae bloom

    U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom at the outlet campground river pond downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 31 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue-green algae present including low levels of the toxin microcystin.
  • Corps schedules astronomy program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend The Kansas Summer Sky Program at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 15th at 9:30 p.m. at the east end of the dam. Attendees will meet at the east dam parking lot and rangers will give directions to the top of the hill where the program will be held.
  • Smithville Lake high water and blue-green algae update

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City Districts reports that the blue-green algae bloom reported earlier this month has dissipated and the lake elevation has now fallen to only 3 feet above normal pool. The beaches are open and lake recreation has returned to normal conditions.
  • Tuttle Creek sinkhole repair set for July 16

    The sinkhole that occurred at the Tuttle Creek stilling basin parking lot July 9, 2015 is scheduled to be filled July 16, primarily to eliminate the public hazard associated with the open hole in the parking lot. This measure will allow access to the area below the dam to be reopened to the public. The opening of the area is expected to occur by the end of the day July 17.
  • Smithville Lake Blue-Green Algae Bloom

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is announcing a potentially toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake. Blue green algae identification tests and toxin tests performed July 1 by USACE staff identified cyanobacteria or blue green algae present in the algae bloom near Camp Branch with low levels of algae toxin detected.
  • Applications being accepted for Perry Lake Youth Deer Hunt

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Perry Lake Office is accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Deer Hunt now through August 20.
  • Corps to host public information workshop for Rathbun Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake will host two workshops Tuesday, July 21, at the Rathbun Regional Water Association administrative office, 16166 Hwy J29, Centerville, Iowa, to present the Draft Environmental Assessment including the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact on the Draft Revised Water Control Manual.
  • Sinkhole develops below Tuttle Creek Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is monitoring and evaluating a non-emergency condition that occurred below Tuttle Creek Dam at approximately 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9 when a sinkhole developed.
  • Annual Truman Lake duck blind drawing set

    Annual Truman Lake duck blind drawing set for Aug. 29.
  • Enjoy your holiday, play it safe and return home alive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., — Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District encourages you to do your part to reduce this cause by wearing a life jacket while in or around water. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at Corps managed lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. With this in mind here are useful safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend.