US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Corps of Engineers to increase releases at Harry S. Truman Dam

Published April 1, 2019
The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.

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. 

Releases will begin Tuesday, April 2 with one hydropower unit put into service with an average outflow of approximately 7,000 cubic feet per second into Lake of the Ozarks.  On Wednesday, April 3 a second hydropower unit will be put into service with an approximate outflow of 14,000 cfs into Lake of the Ozarks.

Over the next seven to 10 days, Harry S. Truman Dam will release approximately 25,000 cfs, as channel conditions at Hermann allow.

The Corps of Engineers coordinates releases from Harry. S. Truman Dam with Ameren staff at Bagnell Dam on Lake of the Ozarks and communicates with the National Weather Service for incorporation into their forecasts of river flows and conditions. 

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.


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