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  • Maintenance repairs on Longview Dam through October

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Longview Lake announces maintenance and repair work to the embankment slopes (front and back) of Longview Dam in Kansas City, Mo. For the safety of lake visitors and workers, traffic lights are installed on the dam for the duration of the project while construction crews work to repair shallow slides and place additional bedding and riprap. These slides are not impeding the performance or integrity of the dam; however maintenance is required to prevent that.
  • Special permit archery hunt scheduled for Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake announces the opening of the application process for its annual Special Archery Hunt at Longview and Rock Creek parks to be held Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020 and Slough Creek park Oct. 16 – Dec. 31, 2020.  Applications are due Sept. 7, 2020. This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Perry Lake; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.
  • Corps to lower downstream river level to assist stilling basin rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, announces temporary changes to water management operations at Tuttle Creek Lake resulting in lower downstream river elevation on the Big Blue River between Tuttle Creek and Rocky Ford dams.
  • Special permit archery hunt scheduled for Clinton Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake announces the opening of the application process for its annual Special Archery Hunt at Bloomington, Rockhaven and Woodridge parks to be held November 1 - December 31, 2020. Applications are due Sept. 7, 2020. This is a specially permitted, archery-only hunting event. Hunting is not usually allowed in the park areas at Clinton Lake; however, the Corps hosts this annual hunt in areas that are closed to public hunting to prevent overpopulation of deer.
  • Corps announces temporary closure at Tuttle Creek Cove Park

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has awarded a contract at Tuttle Creek Lake to K & K Industries, Inc., Junction City, Kan. for repair of the Tuttle Creek Cove Park in Riley County, Kan. The Tuttle Creek Cove Park area was significantly damaged during the 2019 flood events. The contracted work will repair the utility camping loops and access roads to the boat launch and day use facilities. Construction activities are expected to take approximately 9 months to complete with a goal to reopen the park by May 1, 2021.
  • Public invited to comment on planned autumn releases from Rathbun Lake

    In 2016 in response to stakeholder input, the Corps of Engineers revised its operating guidance for Rathbun Lake. The new guidance allows for an annual opportunity, every autumn, for the lake to schedule a release of water to benefit state and privately managed conservation and recreational areas downstream in the Chariton watershed. This release of water will not exceed 2,700 cubic feet per second from Rathbun Dam and would be sustained for no longer than 3 or 4 days, excluding ramp up and ramp down.
  • Waterfowl blind drawing scheduled at Harry S. Truman Lake

    WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake to hold waterfowl blind registration for the 2020 Missouri waterfowl season Aug. 22, 2020. 
  • Milford Lake warning issued for blue green algae blooms

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Milford Lake, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are actively responding to harmful algal bloom concerns with site-specific sampling. 
  • Camp Branch swim beach closed at Smithville Lake for precautionary measure

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District identified a potential toxic blue green algae bloom at Smithville Lake near Camp Branch swim beach. As a precautionary measure, Camp Branch swim beach, managed by Clay County Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is closed until additional test results are obtained.
  • Kansas Citys Levees – request for contractor feedback on Large Levee Raise Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is requesting feedback from contractors and industry regarding the upcoming large levee and floodwall raise project along the Argentine, Armourdale, and Central Industrial District levee units in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo.