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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Harry S. Truman Lake to close Windsor Crossing Campground

    WARSAW, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake announce the permanent closure of Windsor Crossing Campground effective March 1, 2018.