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Dalbey Bottoms

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Size (acres):  1597.9

River Mile:  About 414.9 to 419.5

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Atchison

State:  Kansas

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2007 and 2009, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) 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. Do not block farm roads or illegally trespass on adjacent private lands to access the site.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Dalbey Bottoms site is located along the Missouri River. The area was primarily in agricultural row-crop production at the time of purchase.

  • Restoration of three side-channel chutes and Walnut Creek, along with wetland and native vegetation restoration, has been completed.
  • The site contains a variety of features such as native grasses, riparian forests, food plots, emergent wetlands, side channel chutes, streams and scour holes.

Status:  Open to the public

Site Use:  The area provides for a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing.

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 KDWPT Dalbey Bottoms Wildlife Area at (913) 367-7811.
  • 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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