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  • Army Corps of Engineers reports an increase in adult drowning at its lake and river projects this summer

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages. The June statistics represent a 47 percent increase in drownings over the same time period last year. USACE also reported that nearly all the drowning victims were adult males between the ages of 18 and 85 and were not wearing a life jacket at the time of the drowning.
  • Corps seeks comments on Stockton Lake water supply storage reallocation study

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is seeking comments on a tentatively selected plan for the Stockton Lake water supply storage reallocation study. The tentatively selected plan proposes to reallocate 45,750 acre-feet from the Stockton Lake multipurpose pool and 49,000 AF from the flood control pool, with a 1.8-foot increase to the normal pool elevation. The plan would also include a new water intake structure within the existing City Utilities of Springfield easement at Stockton Lake.
  • Corps of Engineers provides safety tips for Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As 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.
  • Corps of Engineers urges lake visitors to watch for algae blooms

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is actively responding to a potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms at several lakes with site-specific sampling and posting public health advisory signs at lakes as recommended by state health agencies.
  • Dam Safety Day recognized in Kansas City District

    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, KDWPT announce temporary partial closure of Elwood Bottoms Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Site Wildlife Area starting in June

    ELWOOD, Kan. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will temporarily close portions of the 1,601-acre Elwood Bottoms Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Site Wildlife Area beginning June 1, 2020 due to construction of the St. Joseph Levee Raise Project by the Corps of Engineers. This temporary closure is to ensure the safety of construction workers and the public.
  • Corps provides 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 increase in visitors. We value the safety of our visitors and want each and every individual to have a safe and enjoyable experience this holiday weekend and encourage everyone to think about these five recreation safety tips this Memorial Day weekend:
  • Corps of Engineers announce phased reopening of campgrounds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District is planning a phased reopening of campsites and recreation areas closed due to COVID-19, to begin immediately. The decision to reopen each recreation area is based largely on the safety of the staff and visitors. Each lake is going through a conditions-based assessment to verify all staff can return to work safely and will have the proper personal protection equipment available. In addition, they are confirming the availability of contractors and staff who help operate and maintain the recreation areas and implementing operational changes to address COVID-19 concerns in campgrounds.
  • Canceled Open House and Annual Site Tour for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District has canceled the May Open House and Site Tour usually held annually at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant in Ashland, Nebraska located at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F.
  • Update on levee rehabilitation in the Kansas City District

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to update our partners and the public on progress made in our levee rehabilitation program. There are 66 levee systems on target for repairs, some with breeches, some with other surface damage such as grass kill or scour holes. The Corps currently has 24 contracts awarded with another 16 currently advertised for bids or pending award. Contractors have begun moving dirt on 8 of the 24 awarded contracts – this number is increasing daily.