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National Window Film Day

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Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Severe storm threat Sunday evening

ABC 17 News

Date: 4/10/2016 10:25:00 AM

These storms are expected to develop near Truman Reservoir 5-6 PM and spread to the east-northeast through late evening ahead of a cold front which will slowly push south overnight. There is a marginal severe threat for most of Mid-Missouri with a slight

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Saline County MDC hatchery helps maintain population of official state fish

The Marshall Democrat-News

Date: 3/29/2016 2:40:00 PM

An average year's request for paddlefish stocking includes 15,000 to both Lake of the Ozards and Truman Reservoir, 7,500 for Table Rock Lake and 500 for Black River. Colehour said stocking numbers at Truman and Table Rock would be doubled this year

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Zz Hwy Deepwater, MO 64740


Date: 3/21/2016 5:00:00 PM

A half mile walk from the back of the property will gain you access to Truman Reservoir, and the Berry Bend boat ramp is just 11 miles away, with other non Corps sponsored ramps even closer. The property is home to mature acorn producing oak trees

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Winter’s end: Still time left to go eagle watching

Date: 2/24/2016

Truman State Park: Located on a wooded peninsula that juts out into the 55,600-acre Harry S Truman Reservoir, the park has a resident population that increases with the arrival of winter migrants. — Confluence Point State Park: Located at the meeting of

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• River: Osage River
• Surface Area: 55,600 Acres
• Average Depth: 20 Feet
The Truman Reservoir (also known as Truman Lake) is located in the state of Missouri, United States. It is the largest man-made lake in Missouri and the dam that created and manages the lake's water level. It is located between Clinton and Warsaw, on the Osage River and extends south to Osceola. The dam is located in Benton County, but the reservoir also extends into parts of Henry, St. Clair, and Hickory counties.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built and manages the lake and dam. Its primary mission is flood control. Some other missions are power generation, recreation, and wildlife management.
Originally named Kaysinger Bluff Dam and Reservoir in 1954, when construction was authorized, construction began in August 1964. It was renamed the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir in honor of the former president from Missouri by Congress in 1970. Construction was completed in 1979. The Kaysinger name refers to the bluff immediately north next to where the dam was eventually constructed. The bluff/cliff, a popular landmark even before the dam, overlooked the confluence of the South Grand River, Tebo Creek and the Osage River. The visitor center now sits on the bluff.
Completing the Truman Project took many years of planning, land acquisition, constructing new bridges and demolishing old ones. Several roads, towns, and cemeteries had to be relocated. The first construction project completed on the project was relocating Route 13 so it would be above maximum pool level.
The creation of the lake forced the closure of the Frisco Railroad's "Highline". Rising water levels severed the railroad tracks near Osceola and Deepwater and railroad officials declined to spend millions of dollars to reroute the lightly used tracks. The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, however, did relocate its main line between La Due and Clinton; the project included five miles of new track and a causeway/bridge combination over the lake.
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