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  • Osage Basin update including releases from Truman Dam

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, advises releases from Harry S. Truman Dam have been slowly reduced in recent days due to a lack of channel capacity on the Osage River at St. Thomas. Harry S. Truman Dam is currently releasing 39,000 cubic feet per second, down from 45,000 cfs eight days ago. These reductions were necessary because while Truman is in phase II of flood control storage, releases cannot cause St. Thomas to rise above 54,000 cfs.
  • Celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The ‘dog days of summer’ are upon us and millions of Americans will find refuge from the heat at pools, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams across our nation during the Independence Day weekend. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone that no matter the size of the water you recreate in you should never forget about water safety.
  • Harry S. Truman Lake reached record pool level; recreation impacted (video)

    WARSAW, Mo. — Harry S. Truman Lake rose to record pool on May 31, 2019 and continues to rise. Currently, the lake is 33 feet above normal pool and currently releasing 40,000 cubic feet of water per second from the surcharge pool. It is anticipated releases will be increased as space becomes available downstream on the Osage and Missouri Rivers. Rainfall may impact the timing and magnitude of releases that are required.
  • Corps closes roadway across Harry S. Truman Dam

    WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging all visitors to Harry S. Truman Lake to exercise caution while water levels are high. Campers and boaters visiting park areas should be aware that certain amenities may be closed to the public for their protection, including the roadway across the dam.
  • Corps of Engineers to release water from Harry S. Truman Dam Spillway

    Warsaw, Mo. — Flood control storage at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harry S. Truman Lake is 82 percent occupied leaving minimal space to store additional flood waters. Due to ongoing precipitation in the region, the Corps of Engineers will begin releases from the Harry S. Truman Dam Tuesday, May 28 or Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Releases are currently only being made through the Harry. S. Truman Dam powerhouse. Releases are closely coordinated with the National Weather Service and Ameren, the operators of Bagnell Dam. May 2019 has been the second highest monthly inflow to Harry S. Truman Lake in project history.
  • Corps to conduct public meeting to discuss high water levels at Truman Lake

    Due to above average water levels being held in Truman Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at the Truman Lake Visitors Center in Warsaw, Mo. from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers recreation at Harry S. Truman Lake impacted by flooding

     Recent rains have increased Harry S. Truman Lake’s water elevation causing closure of Corps of
  • High water levels expected in Kansas and Missouri throughout the holiday weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor reservoirs and rivers in Kansas and Missouri. Due to widespread heavy rainfall, water elevations across the Heartland are higher than normal. Additional projected rainfall could have significant downstream effects on levee systems along the Missouri River. Our emergency operations center maintains constant contact with levee sponsors and districts to communicate potential risks as they are identified.
  • Corps of Engineers Truman Lake park facilities impacted by recent rains

    Rains over the last 24 hours have the Harry S. Truman Lake elevation on the rise once again. This afternoon, the elevation is 726.38’ mean sea level; the lake is expected to increase to 730’ msl by Friday this week, and to crest mid-week next week at 732.22 (with no additional rain). A number of Truman Lake parks are closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam, which began at elevation 725.6’ msl, continues at this time. Releases from Truman Dam ceased this morning due to flood conditions on the Missouri River.
  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season

    Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reminds visitors to be aware of the importance of practicing safe, sensible and thoughtful activities in and around the water.