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  • Flood control releases to increase from Harry S Truman Reservoir

    Due to above average inflows into Harry S Truman Reservoir releases will be increased to 50,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) starting tomorrow morning 15 May 2019. The release will include spilling 20,000 cfs from the tainter gates starting at 06:30 a.m.
  • Corps of Engineers park facilities at Truman Lake impacted by flooding

    Recent rains have increased Harry S. Truman Lake’s elevation to 724.11’ mean sea level this morning, and the lake is expected to surpass 728’ msl by mid-week next week – that is with no additional rain. Therefore, some Corps of Engineers facilities are being closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam will begin at elevation 725.6’ msl.
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown: High water impacting recreation areas at Kansas City District lakes

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges everyone to never drive through flooded roadways. Please turn around, don’t drown. As you are well aware this spring has been a wet one. Back in March rapid snowmelt and rainfall upstream brought many lakes in the area to higher than normal elevations. With significant flooding on the Missouri River many lakes were unable to release water and lower elevations.
  • Corps recognizes National Bat Appreciation Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District celebrates National Bat Appreciation Day on April 17, 2019. “Bats are an important part of our natural world,” said David Hoover, Kansas City District conservation biologist. “They are the only mammals that can truly fly and many species are extremely important to humans as they prey on insects that carry disease or may adversely impact agricultural crops.”
  • Corps of Engineers to increase releases at Harry S. Truman Dam

    WARSAW, Mo. – The Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers will begin to release water stored behind Harry S. Truman Dam and increase flows as river levels at Hermann, Missouri continue to decline. For the past 30 days, the dam has been storing water in its flood control pool and is approximately 25 percent full.
  • Corps continues to closely monitor flood conditions

    The Kansas City District Emergency Operations Center is currently operating at a Level 2 partial activation. This level represents a partial activation and is designed to collect, evaluate, interpret and disseminate flooding information both internally and externally.
  • Truman Dam functioning as designed: Open House Wednesday, March 13

    Harry S. Truman dam is functioning as designed and is not currently at risk of a structural failure or overtopping. There are no anticipated changes to routine operations and maintenance activities due to the new dam safety classification. No structural repairs are currently planned or deemed warranted at this time to lessen the overall dam safety risk.
  • Corps to Host Dam Safety Open House at Truman Lake Visitors Center

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a community open house Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harry S. Truman Dam Visitors Center, located at Truman Lake. The open house will provide the public an opportunity to become more aware of risks associated with living below a dam and current projects at the lake. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
  • Road scheduled to be closed temporarily at Truman Lake dam

    The West Dam Access Road for the Truman Lake dam, near Warsaw, Mo., is scheduled to be closed from Jan. 22 through March 1, 2019 to replace culverts. During this time, the road crossing the dam will also be closed due to scheduled work within the Truman Power Plant.
  • Courtesy Docks Pulled on Truman Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pulled courtesy docks at Corps managed boat ramps on Truman Lake. To reduce maintenance cost and to alleviate potential damage from icy conditions, courtesy docks have been pulled from the water at Truman Lake Corps of Engineers boat ramps during the Months of December and January. With this reductions in amenities offered, no day use fees will be collected during this timeframe. This action alleviates the need to monitor dock conditions during fluctuating lake levels and allows limited staff to concentrate on backlogged maintenance items. Project personnel plan to install courtesy docks at customary locations on or after February 1, 2019, or as lake conditions permit.