WARSAW, Mo. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun the process of revising the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Master Plan, which was last updated in October 1988. The revision would bring the Master Plan up to date with current policy and regulations, land usage or designations, as well as consider current and projected visitation and recreational trends.
“So far, we hosted one of three public meetings for the Master Plan revision and have heard several comments on key recreation and natural resource management actions for the lake,” said Jim Sandberg, Operations Project Manager at Harry S. Truman Lake. “Comments provided online or at these public meetings are taken into account on future management actions and will be considered and evaluated as the new Master Plan evolves.”
The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the project. The Master Plan guides efficient and cost-effective management, development, and use of project lands. It is a vital tool for the responsible stewardship and sustainability of project resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Corps will host two more public meetings to discuss the master plan revision process and seek input from the public concerning land classifications around the lake. These meetings will take place at the following dates, times, and locations:
May 23, 2022, 6:00 P.M., Osceola High School, 76 SE Hwy WW, Osceola, MO
May 24, 2022, 6:00 P.M., Benson Convention Center, 1008 E Sedalia Ave., Clinton, MO
“We look forward to receiving more comments on this Master Plan at the next two meetings. While this plan is very specific to strategic land management use, unfortunately this document does not address the varying concerns heard regarding the limited hours of the Harry S. Truman Visitor Center,” said Sandberg. “We hear those concerns too and are committed to keep the Visitor Center open for the next couple of years even though we didn’t receive any funding to operate and/or maintain the Visitor Center in our current budget. The FY23 budget will make it three years that funding to operate and maintain our Visitor Center has not been received, however we are searching for ways to partner to keep the Visitor Center open and appreciate all the support in our operations and the partnerships we share.”
Learn more about the Harry S. Truman Master Plan Revision online at http://go.usa.gov/xugxv.