Corps reducing releases at several lakes

Published May 1, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing releases from Harry S. Truman, Pomme de Terre and Stockton lakes due to high water levels and flooding conditions in the Osage River Basin.

The reduction in releases began on Friday, April 28 to attempt to lessen the flows downstream in the south-central Missouri area.  

Any rain that falls in the lake’s drainage basin above the dam during the minimum release period will increase the rate of rise of the lake and the lake level during this period. Daily lake information and forecasts can be found online at 

The Kansas City District has activated our Emergency Operations Center to monitor this ongoing situation. Support is being provided to the State of Missouri through sandbag equipment and technical assistance. We will continue to monitor conditions downstream.  

For additional information, please contact the Kansas City District Public Affairs Office at (816) 389-3486.


Public Affairs Office

Release no. 17-015