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  • September

    Paddling the distance

    Each year, hundreds of adventurous paddlers brave 340 miles of the Lower Missouri River within a matter of 3 1/2 days as part of the annual Missouri American Water MR340 race hosted by Missouri River Relief. As the world’s longest non-stop river race, MR340 is a test of endurance. It is also an opportunity for people around the nation and world to learn more about the Missouri River and how the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the lower Missouri River Basin. Within the training all paddlers must do before the race, a warning is given to keep an eye out for the structures along the Missouri River including dikes, chutes and revetments. These structures are placed and maintained by the Kansas City District, so the Missouri River is able to self-maintain a navigation channel.
  • May

    Natural resource management benefits spill over into recreation

    The Kansas City District has a large Natural Resource Management Program which provides many recreational opportunities. While lake staff specializes in managing natural resources, several practices provide ancillary benefits to recreation and multiple authorized purposes.“Through natural resource management, we work to improve the land which
  • New trending recreation opportunities at Corps lakes

    Do you boat at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake? Do you bike on a nearby trail? What else can you do?Recreation opportunities at Corps lakes are plentiful. The obvious is water recreation, swimming, boating, sailing, fishing and more, but there are also several gems at Corps lakes that might be overlooked. “Corps lakes offer more than just a
  • Engaging with communities at water safety events

    To help share the importance of water safety, we rely on the public, our water safety rangers and our partners to assist in getting the word out. This year we will attend several events conducting water safety outreach across four states. “The Kansas City District is constantly seeking opportunities to connect with and educate the general public on
  • Truman Lake provides many opportunities to central Missouri

    The staff at Harry S. Truman Dam and Lake work together to manage the project in accordance with the authorized purposes: primarily flood control; and secondarily hydroelectric power generation, fish and wildlife management, and recreation. Truman Lake is the largest flood control reservoir in Missouri, with a storage capacity of more than 5