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Dry Conditions expected to persist for the Missouri River Basin
1/6/2023
For the 2022 calendar year, Missouri River basin runoff above Sioux City, Iowa totaled 19.3 million acre-feet, 75% of average. This was the 30th lowest annual runoff for the Missouri River Basin in...
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/4/2023
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,...
Releases from Gavins Point Dam reduced to winter rates
12/6/2022
Flow support for the 2022 Missouri River navigation season ended Nov. 21 as releases were reduced toward winter rates at Gavins Point Dam. “Releases from Gavins Point Dam are being reduced to the...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Signs Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
11/17/2022
The U.S. Army and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society signed a partnership agreement today that provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science, Technology,...
New lifetime pass available for Military Veterans and Gold Star Families to access public lands
11/10/2022
The Biden-Harris administration announced that starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to thousands of federal...
Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced to winter release rate in late November
11/4/2022
Six public meetings were held during the week of Oct. 24 to present current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system for the remainder of 2022...
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
10/31/2022
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, November 11...

Feature Stories

Kansas City District announces 2022 Ranger of the Year Award
2/2/2023
Ask a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers what they like most about their job and you will likely get a response about being outdoors in nature and the freedom of not being stuck behind...
250 miles in 24 hours: Lt. Gen. Spellmon visits the Kansas City District
2/1/2023
From Kansas City to St. Louis – Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, covered over 250 miles while he visited the Heartland last week...
Annual Natural Resource Workshop: a chance for education and collaboration
1/31/2023
For the first time since 2019, the rangers and natural resource specialists from all 18 Kansas City District lake projects and the Kansas City District Headquarters management were able to gather in...
Gillette retires from federal career, not from hammer dulcimer
1/27/2023
When records manager Don Gillette retired from the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the end of 2022, he did not stop playing his beloved hammer dulcimer...
Life-saving skills taught at Kansas City District
1/18/2023
Safety is the top priority not only at home but also at work. Cynthia Wiederstein, Administrative Officer, Construction Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, knows just how...
Through fair or foul weather: A history of the Mill Creek Project
1/10/2023
In 1931, a torrent of brown water roared down Mill Creek, with water levels rising at a rate of one foot per hour. The water escaped the confines of the riverbanks and rushed through the City of Walla...
Adaptive in the face of adversity: Matthew Scholten, Human Resource Assistant
1/6/2023
He’s the first person to greet you when you walk into the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center office, but there’s more than meets the eye with Matthew Scholten. While Scholten’s current title is Human...