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Ice Storm Update: Most Ice Sat Night- Sun

ABC 17 News

Date: 1/13/2017 10:11:00 PM

All of Mid-Missouri, including the Lake of the Ozarks will see freezing rain Saturday night, starting as early as 11 PM near Truman Reservoir, spreading northeast to I-70 by 2 AM. This will be widespread and more steady with ice accumulation likely through

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Truman Reservoir Complete Trail Guide

Date: 12/28/2016 7:56:38 PM

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Harry S. Truman Lake, Missouri, USA

Date: 11/27/2016 3:26:14 AM

Truman Reservoir has to offer. In 1954 Congress authorized the Kaysinger Bluff Dam and Reservoir. Construction on the dam on the Osage River started in 1964. The dam and resulting reservoir were renamed the Harry S. Truman Reservoir and Dam in honor of the

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Light rain and colder nights

ABC 17 News

Date: 11/7/2016 11:20:00 PM

Total rainfall amounts of a tenth to a quarter inch are expected in most areas but local amounts of a half inch are possible near Truman Reservoir and our southwestern counties. Winds will shift to the north, clearing our skies through the day from north

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Cultural Resources Survey, Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri. Volume 4. The Archeological Survey

Date: 9/16/2016 5:04:59 AM

Contents: The General Approach; The Archeology of the Truman Reservoir Vicinity, Circa 1975; Settlement; The Truman Reservoir Archeological Survey; Results: The Sites; Analysis of the Survey Data I: The Collections; Analysis of the Survey Data II

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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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