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  • October

    “Puerto Rican and Proud” - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    At just 16 years old, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, River Engineer Gladys Figueroa Toro graduated from high school and entered the most challenging and formative period of her life—college. As the Kansas City District celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Figueroa Toro and heard her story, starting from when she attended the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez in her home country.
  • November

    Kansas City District delivers $740 million program for the Heartland

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District wrapped up final contract awards for fiscal year 2020, the team wants to share a summary of a few major accomplishments and how they tie into the district mission and benefit the Heartland region. The district awarded 1575 contracts worth $740.1 million in fiscal year 2020 – ending September 30.
  • March

    Col. Hannan's message to our partners during COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Kansas City District is currently supporting our State and Federal Partners in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our team is decisively engaged in the well-being of our workforce, their families, and the successful execution of our District's Mission Essential Tasks.
  • November

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake celebrates 30th managed deer hunt

    Nearly 150 people filled a maintenance facility with excitement at Smithville Lake around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. They were all there for one reason, to get out into the wild and seek a big buck this weekend. For the 30th year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake hosted what’s known as the world’s largest managed deer hunt for mobility-impaired hunters. During this two-day event, 60 hunting blinds are set up across 3,800 acres of prime ground, not available for public hunting. Along with a volunteer, these hunters seek out the best spot near daybreak and wait out their target.
  • Swope Park Industrial Area flood-risk reduction groundbreaking

    KC Water hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Swope Park Industrial Area Friday, November 1, 2019. This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18M contract for construction of levees, floodwalls, and interior drainage system to Medvolt Construction Services with the goal to complete the project by 2023.
  • October

    Kansas City District hosts fall training for federal contracting professionals

    The Kansas City District Contracting Division hosted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fall Training sessions October 22 - 24 at the Richard Bolling Federal Building in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the Construction Division and the Planning, Programs and Project Management Division also participated.
  • May

    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
  • The fight against invasive species and how you can help

    Invasive species can be an animal, plant or fungus. Typically, it’s a species that has been brought into a new environment and believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. With 18 lakes in four states and Mitigation Project lands along the Missouri River, the Kansas City District has identified several species in
  • 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