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  • Limited supply of America the Beautiful senior passes at Corps lake project offices

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Park Service recently announced the price of the lifetime America the Beautiful Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017 as part of the National Park Service Centennial Act passed in 2016. These passes are for individuals 62 years of age or older and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Due to this price increase, there has been a nationwide escalation of passes issued. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District lake project offices have a limited supply of these passes and are quickly running out.
  • Decision Document completed for Former Forbes Atlas Missile Site

    OSAGE CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has completed the Decision Document for the Former Forbes Atlas Missile Site S-4 located near Osage City, Kansas. Based on available information, the Corps of Engineers completed a No Further Action Decision Document for this site. This decision was made following public comments taken into account in 2016 and the Decision Document was signed July 2017.
  • Corps emphasizes safety over July 4 holiday weekend

    As one of the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Wear your life jacket. Since October 2016, Kansas City District lakes have experienced six drownings and one additional water-related fatality due to a fall overboard; 72% of which were between the ages of 14-43. Though none wore a life jacket, the majority of these tragedies may have been prevented by simply wearing a life jacket. Please do your friends and loved ones a favor – wear your lifejacket.
  • Public meeting for Pomme de Terre Lake Shoreline Management Plan

    HERMITAGE, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomme de Terre Lake will host a final draft Shoreline Management Plan meeting on July 18, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Project Office. Participants may attend at their convenience. The final draft Shoreline Management Plan for Pomme de Terre Lake establishes policy and furnished guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use.
  • Status on earthen slides at Wilson Lake

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake will begin non-emergency repairs to two earthen slides located adjacent to the entrance road to Lucas Park and on the downstream slope of Wilson Dam. There is no imminent danger to the public.
  • Corps provides water safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This Memorial Day weekend is usually busy with large crowds of people gathering at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes. Before heading out for a day on or near the water, we encourage visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Corps notes Dam Safety Awareness Day and water safety

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Living with dams is a shared responsibility and requires constant assessment, continuous communication and engagement with local public and emergency management agencies. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operates and manages 18 dams in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Flood control serves as the primary purpose of these dams. Corps reservoirs provide many other benefits including recreation activities.
  • Corps reminds visitors to “Report – Don’t Shoot” feral hogs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shooting feral hogs on lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is prohibited under Title 36 special restriction. In addition, it is prohibited under Missouri Department of Conservation regulations on lands they own or manage, including corps' lands.
  • Corps announces temporary bridge closures over Harlan County Dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District Harlan County Dam Project Office is alerting the public to intermittent temporary road closures on the bridge over the Harlan County Dam from May 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2017.
  • Corps sends notice to public sponsors for rehab of levees

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent notice to public sponsors for rehabilitation assistance for flood-damaged flood control works.