Archive: 2021
  • Now available! Corps of Engineers lake hunting guides in the palm of your hand

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Visitors to public lands can take advantage of interactive maps to improve hunting and other outdoor experiences at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes through a free Hunting Map tool available at USACE Hunting App . With just a few clicks visitors can link to lake area maps, hunting boundaries, rules and regulations, access points, terrain, land cover and much more!
  • Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake relocating some recreation amenities

    Warsaw, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce the courtesy docks at Harry S. Truman Lake are temporarily removed for use from December 1 through February 29, 2022 and will not collect day use fees for those amenities.
  • Friends of Brush Creek park and boat ramp closed at Harry S. Truman Lake

    Warsaw, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the closure of Friends of Brush Creek park and boat ramp due to public safety concerns associated with a failing culvert underneath the park’s entrance road. Visitors to the area are encouraged to use other nearby areas for boat launch purposes to include the City of Osceola Ramp, Crowe’s Crossing and Sac River Access. Please obey road and ramp closure gates and signage.
  • St. Paul District assists Kansas City District with Dredge Goetz on Missouri River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated with the St. Paul District, of the Mississippi Valley Division, to bring the Dredge Goetz onto the Missouri River from late October through early November 2021 to participate in a pilot project to dredge sediment that had created shallow areas in the shipping channel.
  • Kansas City District USACE supports flood risk reduction study for Valley Creek, Alabama – now signed by the Chief of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated on a feasibility study on flood risk reduction for a creek in Alabama with the Mobile District and local leaders over the last three years. The Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, signed the Chief’s Report on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 referring the action to Congress where the project could be taken up in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project to benefit communities extending from Birmingham to Bessemer, Alabama via the Valley Creek Flood Risk Management Project.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
  • The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates an outstanding fiscal year 2021

    Kansas City, Mo. - Most New Year celebrations are recognized on January 1, we always celebrate October 1, and this year, we had a good reason to do just that. After nearly two years of pushing forward during the pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, continued to support the Heartland and the nation in several ways.
  • KC Levees breaks ground on $529 million project

    The Kansas Citys Levees project broke ground Wednesday at the Central Industrial District Levee Unit, marking the start of levee raising phase of the $529 million project, set to raise over 17 miles of existing levees and floodwalls up five feet. The Kansas City District, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City KS, City of Kansas City, Mo. Government, Lane Construction and other project partners voiced their excitement to "move dirt” and work together.
  • Corps of Engineers announces temporary road closures across Smithville Dam

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake are making repairs to an aging culvert under Litton Way, which will result in temporary road closures for safety. Improvements to the culvert under the roadway will provide extended longevity for travelers. The contractor, HK Solutions Group, will close a section of Litton Way beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021. This road closure is estimated to last through Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the repairs and potential weather delays.  During this time, vehicles can access Smithsfork Drive from DD Highway and Litton Way. Please plan for detours during this time.
  • Temporary closures announced for upcoming construction activity at Tuttle Creek Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake is announcing that the stilling basin area - locally known as the “tubes” - as well as Outlet Park Shelter #3 is scheduled to be closed to all public access from October 18-22, 2021, depending on weather conditions effecting the planned work.