US Army Corps of Engineers

General Information

Address:
601 East 12th Street
700 Federal Building
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

Phone:
816-389-3337
Fax:
816-389-2025
Email:
brian.t.rast@usace.army.mil
Website:
US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Organization Narrative

The U. S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, plans, manages and executes civil works, military, environmental, and emergency response programs within assigned areas of responsibility to support the nation's military and engineering needs.

General Services

  • Watershed Modeling
  • Mapping
  • Education
  • Facilitation Resources

Details:

Dedicated to providing quality, responsive service to the nation in peace and war. The Directorate of Civil Works is a major component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Civil Works programs include water resource development activities including flood control, navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental stewardship. Our mission also includes emergency response.  Though better known for our Regulatory face, the Planning Branch is where the projects happen, whether the project is for construction or presenting a feasibility study for water resouces related alternatives.  Without fruitful planning, creative, cost-effective solutions to these needs cannot be found.  Planning is not a solitary pursuit. Planning is best done by an interdisciplinary team.  Collaborative planning in large watersheds demands interaction with the many disciplines and many stakeholders, irregardless of political boundaries.  Design services are also available for feasible projects.

BMP's / Tech Implementation Services

  • Wetland management
  • Stormwater
  • Erosion control

Details:

Planning green infrastructure takes many forms.   Corps planning for ecosystem restoration evaluates habitat units to determine the best buy alternatives.  Benefits to water quality must be captured by the aquatic habitat units created.  Terrestrial habitat contributes to this.  The Corps is much different from the Corps of the late 20th century, as the Corps now better supports greener, softer solutions.  These can be incorporated in any construction product.  Note that a constuction project is not required to be the product of a Corps project, so the planning efforts alone can support the BMPs supported by many agencies through non-structural solutions and also through collaborating in watershed management plans.  Therefore, many BMPs are relevant, whether focusing on sustainable stream corridors that address flood risk and ecosystems or whether they encourage infiltration throughout a watershed. 

Service Area

Basin Map

US Army Corps of Engineers provides services in the areas listed below:

  • Kansas Republican
  • Upper Republican
  • Solomon
  • Smoky-Saline
  • Missouri
  • Marais Des Cygnes

WRAPS Projects we're currently working with

The Tulsa District is working on the Lower Fall River / Upper Verdigris watershed.

Copyright 2018 Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy
This project funded in part through the Kansas Water Office, with appropriations from the Kansas Water Plan Fund; and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, through EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant # C9007405-11.