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  • Tuttle Creek Lake launches Virtual Ranger program, offers QR code activities for a safe Eagle Day experience

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has launched a new Virtual Ranger program allowing visitors a safe and fun experience for multiple exploration activities around the lake. The first set of virtual activities offers Quick Response codes allowing exploring Rangers to self-navigate to prime eagle viewing and learning locations around Tuttle Creek Lake.  Quick Response codes will be posted at Tuttle Creek starting January 2nd, 2021.
  • Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter: Outflow increases, lake drops

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Beginning Dec. 23, 2020 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake will increase outflows to drop lake levels in order to facilitate ongoing construction projects. This seasonal adjustment minimizes ice damage, provides additional storage capacity for spring rains and favorable habitat for fish spawning in the spring. Operations to lower the lake water level will not delay ongoing construction activities at the stilling basin (locally known as the “tubes”) nor cause excessive flow for ongoing construction downstream in the Kansas River.
  • Holiday safety tips for outdoor enthusiasts

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Please remember to practice water safety and always wear a life jacket in, on, or around the water. For more water safety information visit or follow pleasewearit.com.  
  • Hunting tips at Tuttle Creek Lake

    The peak of hunting season is upon us and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wish to help visitors prepare for their trips to Tuttle Creek Lake which offers nearly 20,000 huntable acres. Visitors are encouraged to prepare in advance and observe all regulations for our shared safety and protection of natural resources.
  • Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake prepares for winter - increasing outflow and dropping lake elevation

    Beginning November 25, Tuttle Creek Lake, Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will increase outflows to drop lake levels, consistent with the annual Water Level Management Plan.
  • Chief of Engineers signs Grand River Basin Study – on to Congress

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization. “I am grateful for the hard work of the entire team and for the outstanding partnership with the State of Missouri, other federal agencies, and the local communities in this area. The partnership is what made this important study successful. This is a great example of improving habitats and the environment while also increasing flood protection in an area. Ultimately, it will greatly benefit the people, the economy, the environment, and the many areas of the Grand River Basin,” said Col. Bill Hannan, commander, Kansas City District.
  • Open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host an open house on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this open house will be conducted virtually. Project personnel will be available to provide and interpret groundwater sampling results and other site data. There will be brief informational presentations on the 2019 Containment Evaluation, results of the Phase III Omadi Assessment completed in 2019, and other upcoming activities.
  • Kansas City District delivers $740 million program for the Heartland

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2020, the team wants to share a summary of a few major accomplishments and how they tie into the district mission and benefit the Heartland region. The district awarded 1575 contracts worth $740.1 million in fiscal year 2020 – ending September 30.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct 5-year inspection at Tuttle Creek Lake

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District announced an upcoming periodic inspection at Tuttle Creek Lake, to include dewatering of the stilling basin below the dam. Preparations for the inspection begin October 9, 2020 with the closure of lake releases and subsequent lowering of River Pond for approximately three weeks. Until then, releases are scheduled to continue with a target lake elevation of 1078 feet above mean sea level.
  • Kansas City District waiving collection of day use fees for October & November

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announced today that it will waive the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas for the months of October and November. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year at boat ramps and swimming beaches when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions. USACE plans to resume its day use fees in the spring of 2021.