Welcome to the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Homepage.  We hope the information that you find here about us and what we are doing throughout our district is interesting and informative.  If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

The Public Affairs mission is to inform the public, as well as Corps of Engineers employees, contractors, family members and retirees. The Public Affairs staff serves as liaison between the public and subject matter experts in the Corps of Engineers. We answer general public and media inquiries, arrange speaking engagements and exhibits, dispatch news releases and produce a number of publications. Technical questions relating to engineering, construction, permit or environmental restoration specifications are best directed to the technical office of primary responsibility.

The Kansas City District offers a host of professionals who are prepared to speak to the public on numerous topics, including many of the engineering disciplines, archeology, architecture, biology, human resources, forestry, hydrology, law, natural resource management, water resources development and others. We can make speakers available to civilian and government agencies and organizations, schools, professional clubs and interest groups.











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Telling the story of the Kansas City District.

Risk and reward: An innovative strategy pays off
The toughest problems require the most creative solutions. Being willing to think outside the box to find the answers can feel risky, but often the rewards are great. This is something the U.S. Army...
The Kansas City District’s Regulatory Program: a balance between the environment, development and public interest
Ever wonder what the Regulatory Branch does? We asked several program and project managers and David Hibbs, chief, regulatory program branch, to tell us about the work they do; they do a lot that you...
National Levee Database, the resource you may not know you need
Levee – is it dry? Is it going to break? Perhaps you’ve heard them mentioned in 1970s songs or on the news. We’ve heard the term, but what is a levee? Where are they? What do they do? Well – a levee...
Striking a chord: District review appraiser and musician on being part of something bigger than himself
The success of an organization often depends on having an effective support staff. An organization with a mission set as large and varied as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires many support...
Growing the next generation: Safety and occupational health professionals gather for annual conference
Springtime in the Midwest can be volatile as temperatures fluctuate and severe weather is common. This time of year often prompts safety drills across the region. Perhaps it was not a coincidence then...



The Kansas City District in the news. 

Media invited to attend Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership 2023 Excellence in Partnerships Award ceremony
Members of the media are invited as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Corps Foundation, presents the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership with the 2023 National...
Elevated E. coli levels close Gremlin Cove Beach at Harlan County Lake
Due to high E. Coli concentrations, officials at Harlan County Lake have closed the Gremlin Cove Beach. Officials will retest the water on June 11, 2024, and results will be available the following...
Tuttle Creek Lake temporarily closes stilling basin due to construction projects
Officials will temporarily close the stilling basin at Tuttle Creek Lake in Manhattan, Kansas, due to two construction projects at the lake. The stilling basin is set to temporarily close on May 28,...
Outdoor open house to be held for Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant
Officials will host an outdoor open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant from 4:30-5:15 p.m. and a site bus tour from 5:15-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Main Groundwater...
Smithville Lake conducts vital periodic inspection of dam to ensure safety
Officials conducted a periodic inspection of Smithville Dam on April 23 and 24, 2024, in Smithville, Missouri. Periodic inspections occur every five years to ensure the safety and integrity of the...