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  • Tuttle Creek Lake ready for busy holiday weekend

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking for a last minute location to camp or BBQ? Tuttle Creek Lake staff are advising visitors that facilities are nearly filled and to prepare for a busy weekend. “The weather forecast is beautiful. The lake level is good, and the water is warm,” explains Tuttle Creek, Corps of Engineers Park Manager Melissa Bean. “It’ll be a good weekend to visit the lake.” Some facilities are fully booked.
  • Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Stockton Lake require reservations

    STOCKTON, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake now requires reservations for all Corps-managed campsites.
  • Corps provides water safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is one of the premier destinations for Memorial Day weekend and with that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District’s 18 lakes see a huge spike in visitation. Before heading out on or near the water this holiday weekend, we encourage visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Harlan County Lake gains improved tainter gates for safety of dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. – The Kansas City District and the Harlan County Lake team hosted a ribbon cutting event at the recently repaired Harlan County Dam May 11, 2018. The many changes needed to the tainter gates, sluicegates, and irrigation lines required a multi-disciplined project delivery team to focus on execution, quality, and schedule. This allowed for efficient accomplishment of the work on this complex dam project. The Harlan County Dam was the District’s top dam safety concern and received immediate and sustained attention to reduce the risk early and find the right repairs to greatly enhance the long-term safety of the dam.
  • Pomona Lake has closed 110 Mile Campground

    VASSAR, Kan. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pomona Lake announce the permanent closure of 110 Mile Campground effective May 1, 2018. Due to underutilization and projected budget restrictions, the camping area, equestrian area, and nature trail will close in an effort to improve other park operating efficiencies and provide quality recreation opportunities for the public. The day-use boat ramp facility at 110 Mile Park will remain open with no operational changes.
  • Perry Lake swim beach closed for 2018 season

    PERRY, KAN. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announce that the public swim beach will be closed for public safety due to ongoing recreation upgrades. Once the improvements to the swim beach are complete, visitors will enjoy new outdoor wash stations and a new restroom. In addition to the recreation upgrades, the Corps is working to stabilize the beach shoreline and adding a retaining wall.
  • Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake reminds visitors of road closure at Lucas Park

    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Lake continues to monitor the
  • Open House and Annual Site Tour for former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an Open House from 4:30-5:30 PM, and a Site Tour from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant in Ashland, Nebraska located at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F. To learn more about the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant, please plan on attending our Open House and Site Tour for handouts and light refreshments. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret water sampling results and other site data from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Harlan County Lake hosts ribbon cutting for gate repair

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Media members and the public are invited to Harlan County Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, part of the Kansas City District, which will host a ribbon cutting for the recently completed project to repair the mechanisms for multiple tainter gates which allow the Corps to release water from the lake. The event is Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Harlan County Lake near Alma, Neb. Col. Doug Guttormsen, commander of the Kansas City District, and other dignitaries will speak at the event hosted at a location with a view of the dam – the North Outlet Park.