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  • McConnell holds ribbon cutting for $267 million in KC-46A facilities

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — McConnell held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. to signify completing the preparation for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus. After three years, 16 projects, more than 23 million pounds of steel and $267 million, McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A and pave the way for the future of air refueling. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, oversaw the construction and contracting.
  • Open house scheduled at Harry S. Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 14 to review and discuss water management operations and recent high-water events in the local area.
  • Corps campgrounds to close for season at Perry Lake; Perry State Park will remain open

    PERRY, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce Old Town, Rock Creek and Longview Parks will close for the season beginning Oct. 1, 2017. Slough Creek Park will remain open through Oct. 15, with exception of South Point and Limestone Cove Loops which will close on Oct. 1. Perry State Park, which is managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will remain open during the winter months.
  • Slide on Wilson Lake Dam repaired

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake Dam recently repaired a slide on a downstream embankment. Project staff performing routine monitoring observed a slide on the Wilson Dam downstream embankment on May 20, 2017. Geotechnical engineers, geologists, and project staff determined that the cause of the slide was the prolonged drought conditions in recent years and then the large amounts of rainfall in May. The Wilson project office received over nine inches of rain in May. The slide was not related to the elevated lake levels experienced in May.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake concluding fall lake level rise

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has raised the conservation pool (lake level) 2.5 feet over the past two weeks to a fall elevation of 1079 feet above sea level.
  • Corps making final preparations for 3 major projects at Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is finalizing timelines with contractors to mobilize and begin work on three major construction projects near Tuttle Creek Dam. These projects include rehabilitation of service gates 3 and 4 located in the lakeside intake tower, rehabilitation of the stilling basin (locally known as “the tubes”) located below the dam, both in Riley County, and replacement of the bridge deck over the dam’s spillway at the east of Tuttle Creek Dam in Pottawatomie County.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selects three companies to compete for Next NGA West Construction Contract

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announced today that they have selected three design-build teams to compete for the contract award of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new facility in North St. Louis, known as Next NGA West. This completes the first phase of the selection process for contract award which evaluated team qualifications.
  • Corps schedules public meetings for new Grand River basin study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to examine issues leading to sedimentation, flooding, log jams and impacts to habitat in the Lower Grand River watershed.
  • Corps urges water safety for Labor Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges recreation seekers to follow safety tips while enjoying water-based activities, especially over the Labor Day weekend when larger crowds are anticipated. The Kansas City District, which manages 18 lakes throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, encourages the public to make this Labor Day weekend a safe and fun holiday while lowering the risk of accidents.
  • Zebra Mussels found in Tuttle Creek Reservoir

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The reservoir encompasses areas in Riley, Pottawatomie and Marshall counties. An alert fisherman found a rock with one adult zebra mussel attached and reported it to KDWPT staff at the Tuttle Creek State Park office. A subsequent search by KDWPT fisheries staff verified the presence of additional zebra mussels. Twenty-nine Kansas lakes are now confirmed to have zebra mussels. Other reservoirs in northeast Kansas with zebra mussel infestations include Milford, Clinton, Perry, Pomona, John Redmond and Melvern lakes.