Revised Master Plan for Harry S. Truman Lake now available

Kansas City District
Published April 22, 2024
Dam at Truman Lake shown with stoplog being lowered by crane on right hand end. Taken on June 21, 2023.

Stoplogs are being lowered in front of tainter gate two at Truman Dam near Warsaw, Missouri, on June 21, 2023. To the right end, see the powerplant portion of the dam where six intakes can produce hydropower.

Officials have finalized the Master Plan revision for Harry S. Truman Lake and the report is now available to the public.

A Master Plan is the guidance document that describes how the resources of the lake will be managed in the future and provides the vision for how the lake should look in the future. The Master Plan does not address the details of operational plans such as specific recreational features, but it does set the stage for the classification of the land and its future use.

The previous Harry S. Truman Lake Master Plan was developed over 33 years ago and was outdated. The Master Plan revision reclassified the government lands around the lake based on environmental and socioeconomic considerations, public input and an evaluation of past, present and forecasted trends.

The goals of the revised Master Plan included ensuring accurate land classification and resource protection for future generations, bring plan format and mapping technology into compliance, reflect current U.S. Army Corps of Engineers policies and regulations, and address changes in recreation equipment and service demands that have shifted since approval of the last Master Plan in 1988.

The Kansas City District, USACE completed the revision and it can be found here: Master Plan (

For more information about the Harry S. Truman Master Plan revision, contact or

Release no. 24-016