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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 of Engineers update on Osage River Basin reservoir operations

    Conditions in the Osage and Missouri River Basins continue to present challenges for releasing water from the three Kansas reservoirs and three Missouri reservoirs, in the Osage River Basin, which are holding high water levels behind their dams: Pomona, Melvern and Hillsdale lakes in Kansas; Stockton, Pomme de Terre and Truman lakes in Missouri.
  • 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 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 Truman Lake park facilities impacted by recent rains

    Rains over the last 24 hours have the Harry S. Truman Lake elevation on the rise once again. This afternoon, the elevation is 726.38’ mean sea level; the lake is expected to increase to 730’ msl by Friday this week, and to crest mid-week next week at 732.22 (with no additional rain). A number of Truman Lake parks are closed or partially closed due to flooding. Increased surveillance of the dam, which began at elevation 725.6’ msl, continues at this time. Releases from Truman Dam ceased this morning due to flood conditions on the Missouri River.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.