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Image capture of Corning


Size (acres):  2049.01

River Mile:  514.0 to roughly 515.1; 515.2 to roughly 515.5; 515.6 to roughly 516.1

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Holt and Atchison

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers between 2000 and 2009, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements.

Site Access: 

  • Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.
  • A levee system is present on the site and is not an established roadway for public access to the site. Do not block farm roads, drive on levee slopes or along or across the levee crown. 
  • Do not illegally trespass on adjacent private lands to access the site.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Corning site is located along the Missouri River. The area is referred to as the Corning Conservation Area. Environmental restoration activities on this site include reestablishment of the floodplain forest and native grasses and wetland management.

Status:  Open to the public.

Site Use:  The area is available for a variety of outdoor activities including bird watching, hiking, fishing and hunting (under special regulations).

Site-use Regulations:  

  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations:  No target shooting or primitive camping permitted. 

For More Information

Contact Information: 

  • Contact MDC at (660) 446-3371 or (816) 271-3100 or visit the MDC Corning Conservation Area website, map, or brochure.
  • For additional information, also contact the Corps' Missouri River Area Office at (816) 240-8131.

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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