Archive: 2016
  • Missouri River Implementation Committee to meet in La Vista, NE

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will hold its 34th meeting August 9-11, 2016 in La Vista, NE. Members of the public will have an opportunity during each daily session to address the Committee and the lead federal agencies the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP).
  • Kansas City District welcomes new commander

    In a historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District transferred today from Col. Andrew D. Sexton to Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen. In a ceremony at the national World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., Guttormsen received the traditional guidon from Sexton thus assuming command of the district.
  • Public health warning for Outlet Campground River Pond at Melvern Lake

    Melvern, Kan.— The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announce the existence of a blue-green algae bloom at the Outlet Campground River Pond downstream of Melvern Lake. Blue-green algae identification tests and toxin tests have confirmed the presence of the algae.
  • Duck blind drawing set for Harry S. Truman Lake

    Warsaw, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the 2016 duck blind drawing is Saturday, Aug. 27.
  • Public health warning for Milford Lake

    Junction City, Kan.— Milford Lake is under a lake-wide warning based on cyanobacteria/toxin results from June 27 conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Blue-green algae are actually types of bacteria known as Cyanobacteria. When certain conditions are present, such as high nutrient and light levels, these toxic producing organisms can reproduce rapidly producing a harmful algae bloom. KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, respond by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health risk levels, the warning for all three zones of Milford Lake are in effect.