Daily Truman Lake Update 5/28/19

The BC MO EM will be releasing daily posts about Truman Lake and Dam to provide reliable information to the public. Our goal is to stop rumors and misinformation regarding lake, dam, release levels, and more.

We encourage everyone to follow the Corps’ Facebook pages, as well: https://www.facebook.com/HarrySTrumanLake/ and https://www.facebook.com/usace.kcd/

Because the BC MO EM has a small staff (Mark and Sam), our updates will only be posted once a day. We will update just after we receive our numbers from the Corps at 8:30 AM.

Today’s post numbers differ from the Corps’ website because ours are from 8:30 this morning (once a day) and the Corps’ website is updated constantly each day. We encourage you to get further updates directly from the Corps’ website if you need them multiple times per day.

Truman Lake Info Daily Update

Current Truman Lake Level: 737.2 as of 0830 5/28/2019

Projected crest level and date: 738.67 on 6/2/2019

Current CFS Release: 18,000 cfs

Projected CFS releases and date: 40,000 cfs 5/29/2019

70,000 cfs 5/30/2019 – 6/8/2019

50,000 cfs 6/9/2019

Area information: Road across Truman Dam and East Bledsoe Ferry areas closed till further notice. 

Truman Dam and Levy system under 24 hour surveillance and increased inspections as per their standard operating procedures. Expect to see increase in USACE personnel in and around their facilities.

The Dam is operating as designed.

Safety information: High releases at Truman Dam may result in flash flooding and dangerous current and boating conditions. 

With high releases from Truman Dam come increased risk of severe flash flooding in areas typically not subject to flooding due to inundation.  Low water crossing will likely be covered significantly deeper than normal, use caution.

No evacuations at this time.

2 thoughts on “Daily Truman Lake Update 5/28/19

  1. Will this flood Lake of the Ozarks again, we have had 3 floods in 20 years.Will we be told in time if another flood is coming, releasing Truman?

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    • We do not have access to that information. We suggest contacting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for further clarification. Thank you for your question!

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