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  • Stockton Lake holds joint emergency preparedness exercise

    Officials held an emergency preparedness tabletop exercise at Stockton Lake in Stockton, Missouri, on December 6, 2023, to showcase the joint emergency preparedness between local, state and federal agencies in the area. The tabletop exercise was coordinated and led by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In attendance at the exercise were representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, Missouri Highway Patrol and St. Cloud County Emergency Management.
  • Public invited to attend open house for Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    Officials will host an open house on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, to provide information about the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant. The open house will be hosted by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and project personnel will be available to provide and interpret groundwater sampling results and other site data. There will be a brief informational presentation on the 2022 Containment Evaluation. Anyone interested in learning more about the project is encouraged to attend.
  • Heartland Engineers deliver critical projects for the nation

    By the end of this post-pandemic year, it was apparent that we would finish strong, and we did. In fiscal year 2023, we had total obligations of over $625 million and 1,354 total contracts. “Our entire team has worked with national, state, regional and local partners to support the Heartland in many critical ways. I am proud of our work to support the people and governments in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado,” said Col. Travis Rayfield, commander, Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Flood Resiliency Study team to hold public outreach meeting in Brunswick, Missouri

    Officials are hosting a public outreach meeting in Brunswick, Missouri, on Monday, December 11, 2023, to discuss the flood resiliency study near Brunswick, Missouri. The meeting will be held at the Knight and Rucker Banquet Hall, 119 East Broadway St, Brunswick, Missouri, 65236. It is hosted by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
  • Public comment period extended for the Kansas River Reservoir Flood and Sediment Study

    The public comment period for the Kansas River Reservoir Flood and Sediment Study has been extended to December 29, 2023. Officials are hosting public meetings for the Kansas River Reservoir Flood and Sediment Study this month and will occur at locations throughout the basin. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, has prepared the Draft Watershed Study Report for the Kansas River Reservoirs Flood and Sediment Study.
  • Flood Resiliency Study team to hold public outreach meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri

    Officials are hosting a public outreach meeting in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Monday, November 13, to discuss the flood resiliency study near Missouri River mile marker 142. The meeting will be held at Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101, and will be hosted by the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
  • Public meetings to be held for the Kansas River Reservoir Flood and Sediment Study

    Officials are hosting public meetings for the Kansas River Reservoir Flood and Sediment Study, set to take place in November 2023, and will occur at locations throughout the basin. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, has prepared the Draft Watershed Study Report for the Kansas River Reservoirs Flood and Sediment Study.
  • Drought conditions at Tuttle Creek Reservoir result in reduced target flows at De Soto and Topeka

    Continued drought conditions in the Kansas River basin will result in reduced target flows at De Soto, Kansas, and Topeka, Kansas, starting November 1, 2023. The Kansas River at De Soto, Kansas, flows will be reduced from 1,000 cubic feet per second to 800 cubic feet per second, and the Kansas River at Topeka, Kansas, flows will be reduced from 750 cubic feet per second to 600 cubic feet per second. These flow targets are met to maintain water quality on the Kansas River.
  • Smithville Lake holds rededication ceremony for Jerry L. Litton Visitor Center

    On October 16, 2023, Smithville Lake, along with the Litton Foundation, held a rededication ceremony for the visitor center named after the late Jerry L. Litton, congressman from Chillicothe, Missouri. Congress authorized the Smithville Lake visitor center to incorporate the Jerry L. Litton Museum following Litton’s death in 1976. Prior to the rededication ceremony, the visitor center housed the Jerry L. Litton Museum, was home to several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers informational exhibits and served as USACE administrative offices. In 2022, USACE notified the Litton Foundation of its intent to remodel the building.
  • Successful osprey nesting recorded for state of Kansas at Perry Lake

    Officials are hosting a media event to mark the first recorded successful osprey nesting in the state of Kansas as they work to install a permanent nesting structure at Perry Lake. Once considered an endangered species, osprey are historically known to migrate through Kansas, however there have been no recorded successful nesting attempts until now.