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Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced to winter release rate
Gavins Point Dam releases will be reduced in late November as flow support to navigation ends. Releases are currently 32,000 cubic feet per second. “We will continue to make releases from Gavins Point...
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
11/2/2023 UPDATED
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day,...
Reminder for Missouri River Basin fall public meetings
This is a reminder that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host its fall public meeting series for the Missouri River Basin November 7-9, 2023. These public meetings are held each spring and fall...
September runoff near average; Drought conditions continue in Missouri River Basin
The month of September brought mixed results for precipitation across the Missouri River Basin. Portions of Montana, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska received above average rainfall, while the...
Pacific lamprey returns eclipsing other years
9/25/2023 UPDATED
*Our initial news release referenced adult Pacific Lamprey returns were 170 percent higher than the 10-year-average and then referenced the 10-year-average being 41,414 which is actually closer to 154...
Now Available: Draft Missouri River Operating Plan; Possible Fort Peck test flow; Fall public meeting schedule
Ahead of fall public meetings, the Draft Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Annual Operating Plan for the 2023-2024 runoff season is now available for public comment. The public comment period...
$7.5 billion federal credit program opens for dam safety projects
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting applications for a new $7.5 billion credit assistance program, the Corps Water Infrastructure Financing Program (CWIFP), for dam safety projects. By...

Feature Stories

Jack of all trades—cartographer, archivist and pilot all in one
When asked to describe his job, long-time Kansas City District employee John Atkinson has a humorous response. “Jack of all trades, I guess,” he says. Officially, Atkinson serves as the district’s...
Omaha District, partners successfully complete temporary power mission in San Juan
11/22/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District proudly announced the successful completion of a temporary power mission project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This Federal Emergency Management Agency led...
Mill Creek restoration an example of interagency collaboration and innovation
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on the evening of December 7, 2022, a pressure drop in the Keystone Pipeline system was reported by TC Energy Corporation. Not long after the reported pressure drop, a...
Wilson Lake park ranger provides extraordinary skillset
Park rangers are valuable teammates of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, as they are at the front lines working at our lake projects to ensure the public can utilize and enjoy...
Shaping the future of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, located in Independence, Missouri, is the largest producer of small-arms munitions within the Department of Defense, turning out over a billion rounds of ammunition...
The 249th Engineer Battalion participates in the 2023 International Lineman's Rodeo
On an overcast October morning, the 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power, came together with linemen from across the globe at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs,...
Dwindling capacity at Tuttle Creek Reservoir calls for an urgent and innovative solution
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is no stranger to sediment build-up issues. The organization is responsible for maintaining and managing thousands of miles of inland and intracoastal...