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Eagle Day program planned at Tuttle Creek Lake

MANHATTAN, Kan.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will host a free Eagle Day program on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will begin at the Manhattan Fire station located at Kimball and Denison avenues. [Read More]
Published: Dec-07-17

Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter: outflow increases, lake drops

MANHATTAN, Kan. Beginning Dec. 4 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tuttle Creek Project will increase outflows to drop lake levels, consistent with the annual Water Level Management Plan. This seasonal adjustment minimizes ice damage, provides additional storage capacity for spring rains and favorable habitat conditions for the lake’s fishery spawning next spring. The target peak of 3,800 cubic feet per second will begin on or around Monday, Dec. 4 and continue until lake elevation drops approximately 8.5 feet to a pool elevation of 1073 feet (above mean sea level). Operators will adjust the outflows so that the decrease will match the lake’s inflow or to maintain minimum downstream flow targets through the winter. [Read More]
Published: Dec-04-17

Corps of Engineers awards major flood-risk reduction contract on Turkey Creek

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District recently awarded a contract worth more than $26.6 million to Radmacher Brothers Excavating of Pleasant Hill, Mo., to decrease flooding near Turkey Creek here in Kansas City. The Turkey Creek – Missouri interceptor project will construct a storm water interceptor from the vicinity of 31st and Roanoke crossing near Southwest Boulevard to Turkey Creek. This project will provide storm drainage for the 15-year storm (about 3.6” of rainfall in 3 hours). The bulk of construction will be in Kansas, but the majority of benefit will be in Missouri. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-17

Kansas City District wraps up Fiscal Year 17 project awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2017, the team took a moment to reflect on a few major accomplishments and how they tie into their missions. We summarize Civil Works, Military Branch and Environmental Branch missions' contributions this past fiscal year. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-17

Shoreline Management Plan finalized for Pomme de Terre Lake

HERMITAGE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has finalized the Pomme de Terre Lake Shoreline Management Plan. "With input from local residents, we were able to hear their concerns and sought ways to incorporate their thoughts into our management plan," said Brian Wright, operations project manager for Pomme de Terre Lake. "In doing this, we strive to strike a balance between public and private shoreline use." [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-17

Eagle Days scheduled at Smithville Lake

SMITHVILLE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to Smithville Lake’s 23rd Annual Eagle Days in Smithville, Mo., Jan. 6 and 7, 2018. “Nearly 1,500 attend this event annually,” said Derek Dorsey, Smithville Lake park manager. “This will be the 23rd year the Corps of Engineers has hosted this event and we appreciate working with our local partners to ensure the attendees have a great experience at the Smithville Lake Eagle Days.” [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

Cold water safety and hunter safety go hand-in-hand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the cooler weather upon us, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District emphasizes safety while enjoying seasonal recreation opportunities. “Fall and winter months provide additional opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy our lakes,” said Zach Wallace, park ranger at Pomme de Terre Lake near Hermitage, Mo. “It’s important to remember the dangers associated with colder seasons like hypothermia and hunting related activities. Accidents can happen and it’s vital all visitors take the appropriate steps to ensure a safe experience.” [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-17

Stockton Lake Eagle Day scheduled

STOCKTON, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation will host the 24th annual Eagle Day on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Nov-02-17

Corps in Kansas City marks end of fiscal year with $350 million in contract awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District awarded about 1,400 contracts worth more than $350 million in fiscal year 2017. Gwendi Miller, chief of the Contracting Division for the district, acknowledged the hard work of employees leading up to the Sept. 30 end-of-the-fiscal-year deadline. “Our team worked with the larger team across the District and the Northwestern Division to complete many important contract actions,” she said. “Our commander, Col. Doug Guttormsen, emphasizes delivering on our commitments to our customers, and I think we were able to do that very well.” [Read More]
Published: Nov-01-17

Tuttle Creek announces changes for camping for winter season

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District project at Tuttle Creek Lake announce Tuttle Creek Cove and Stockdale Park campgrounds will begin winter operations November 1, 2017 and continue through April 14, 2018. Campers need to be aware that water and electricity will not be available during this time and sanitary facilities will be limited to select vault toilets. There are no reservations or camping fees during the winter camping season. All other regulations remain in effect. Visitors are reminded park roads receive no winter maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-17
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