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Truman Reservoir

Trails.com

Date: 1/18/2015 2:30:38 PM

Short Take: 55,600 acres; flooded timber, brushy flats, clear and dingy water areas, major river tributaries. Anglers who fished Truman Reservoir in the mid to late 1980s generally described the lake as a forest with a little water added so bass could live

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Missouri Tourism Says Enjoy the Outdoors in the Show-Me State in 2015

northforkvue.com

Date: 1/8/2015 2:02:00 PM

“Kayakers know we’re home to pristine waterways such as the Eleven Point River, while anglers enjoy Missouri for the variety of fishing options available at destinations such as Table Rock Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir. Show

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Talk to examine Lake of Ozarks, Truman Reservoir

News Tribune

Date: 1/7/2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The authors of a book about the creation of Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir will discuss their work next week in Jefferson City. Both lakes were created by damming the Osage River. The sprawling Lake of the

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Alabama Bass Trail and BoatUS Team Up for Towing

News 8 KFMB

Date: 12/3/2014 1:01:00 AM

The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Weiss Lake and Lake Martin

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Winter is bald eagle time in Missouri

The Kansas City Star

Date: 11/18/2014 7:08:00 PM

Call 816-532-0174 for more information. Other hot spots for eagle viewing are Lake of the Ozarks at Bagnell Dam Access east of Bagnell, Truman Reservoir west of Warsaw and the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Route K southwest of Columbia. For more

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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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