US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Tuttle Creek Dam

    MANHATTAN, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water release from Tuttle Creek Dam in Manhattan, Kansas beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as runoff from rains this Memorial weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining flood storage capacity. Based on water already in the Little and Big Blue Rivers, releases are expected to be set at 15,000 cubic feet per second. Tuttle Creek Dam will slowly increase water through the outlet works starting at 7:00 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. Sirens near the dam and Rocky Ford Fishing Area will he sounded with each increase in release. If additional rain occurs, releases may be increased. 
  • 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 of Engineers to release water from Perry Lake as flood pool reaches capacity

    To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water releases from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Sunday, May 26, 2019 as runoff from rains this weekend are expected to fill the reservoir’s remaining storage capacity. Water on the ground is expected to cause Perry to rise above pool elevation 920.6 feet and into surcharge operations this evening or overnight.
  • Corps of Engineers to close River Pond and Rocky Ford areas at Tuttle Creek State Parks

    Manhattan, Kan.— Tuttle Creek reservoir elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently Tuttle Creek flood pool is 88% occupied, leaving minimal space to store flood waters.  Due to the limited flood storage available and possible reservoir releases, the River Pond and Rocky Ford Areas of Tuttle Creek State Park (TCSP) will be closed effective 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019. 
  • Corps to close Outlet Park at Melvern Lake

    Melvern, Kan. —  Melvern Lake elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently the Melvern Lake flood pool is 78 percent occupied leaving minimal space to store additional flood waters. Projected rainfall over the next 24 hours could be significant. Due to the lake level being within 3 feet of the uncontrolled spillway, Outlet Park is being closed at 10:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 25, 2019 to prevent elevated risk to life and safety. All occupants are asked to exit the area effective 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019.
  • Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Perry Lake

    PERRY, Kan.—  To ensure dam safety, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may begin flood water release from Perry Lake in Kansas beginning Saturday, May 25, 2019 if forecasted heavy rains this weekend fill the reservoirs remaining storage capacity. If conditions force releases, Perry Lake will slowly begin ramping up water releases through the outlet works. Based on forecasted rains, it is expected releases could be in up to 20,000 cubic feet per second. If additional rain beyond forecast occurs, it could result in water passing through the spillway. The volume of any releases would be dependent on the inflows into the reservoir.
  • 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
  • Army Corps to hold public meeting on high water levels at Melvern Lake and Pomona Lake

    Due to above average water levels being held in Melvern Lake and Pomona Lake, the Kansas City District and lake project personnel will hold a public meeting at Lyndon High School auditorium from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019.