Boundary maintenance to begin at the Truman Lake project

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Nov. 4, 2019
From the Shawnee Bent Trail at Harry S. Truman Lake near Warsaw, Mo., you can see amazing views.

From the Shawnee Bent Trail at Harry S. Truman Lake near Warsaw, Mo., you can see amazing views.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Harry S. Truman Project will soon begin boundary line maintenance work in the Henry, Benton and Hickory county areas.   

Maintenance crews will treat 240 miles of the Harry S. Truman Project boundary beginning in November with a scheduled completion date of March 31, 2020.  Cornerstone Demolition and Clearing from Bettendorf, Iowa was awarded the contract for this work.

Boundary line maintenance involves crews replacing damaged or missing boundary signs and posts and clearing brush and small trees from an area four feet wide on the public property side of the boundary line. Trees larger than 6” in diameter will be removed if no threat of damage to adjacent property exists.

This contract work is necessary to maintain a visible and distinct boundary line between public and private property.  A definitive boundary prevents unintentional encroachments onto public lands by adjacent private property owners and unintentional trespass onto private property by public land visitors. Expect to see individuals on foot using land clearing equipment that includes weed clippers, chainsaws, brush cutters etc.  Herbicide will also be applied.

Projected work involves the boundary line along the Grand River arm, the Thibaut arm, and the Pomme de Terre arm of Truman Lake.  Work areas will include Sparrowfoot, Clinton, Bucksaw, Tightwad, Leesville, Racket, Warsaw, Osage Bluff and Hermitage. 

Questions concerning the project can be directed to Natural Resource Specialist Koi Henderson at or by phone at 816-389-3861.

Kansas City District Public Affairs
Kansas City, Mo.
Koi Henderson
Warsaw, Mo.

Release no. 19-072