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  • 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.