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  • May

    Corps employee saves life of boater in distress

    In the blink of an eye the unexpected can happen, especially on the water. Imagine heading out to go fishing at sunrise to be the first to hit that honey hole in the calm of the morning. Fog gently rising above the water, slight breeze through the air, it seems like the perfect start to the day, until something bad happens. That’s how the day started as Trevor Lindsey, construction contract representative for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, started a 7 a.m. meeting on May 7, 2021 at Longview Lake in Kansas City, Mo. Just a beautiful day by the lake with a construction meeting outdoors, until he heard a cry for help near the lake.
  • June

    Kayaks and canoes: best view of beauty on the Missouri River

    Whether by kayak, canoe or raft, you can float the Missouri River from Rulo, Nebraska to St. Louis, Mo. fully in the Kansas City District. These 498 miles of river have some of the richest viewing in our area. You will see a palette of colors. In the spring and summer, mostly shades of green. American Sycamore, Silver Maple, Box Elder and River Birch are some of the trees that line the banks. Sand bars offer an opportunity to picnic – with caution as not to disturb wildlife particularly on those marked for endangered species.
  • May

    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
  • Recognizing the importance of water safety

    As we recognize May as National Water Safety Month, it’s important to understand water safety is truly a year-round concern. The Kansas City District urges recreation seekers to follow safety tips while enjoying water-based activities, especially during the summer months as larger crowds are anticipated at the district’s 18 lakes throughout