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12/21/2014
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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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Despite cold, lake drawdown won't start until January

Lake News Online

Date: 11/17/2014 12:49:00 PM

2. The only way for the lake to rise in the spring is for precipitation to occur either in the Harry S Truman reservoir (later released through the HST dam and into the Lake of the Ozarks), or precipitation to occur directly in the Lake of the Ozarks

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Discover nature with Missouri Eagle Days

Lee's Summit Journal

Date: 11/14/2014 4:39:00 AM

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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There have been a lot of changes over the past 30 years

Sedalia Democrat

Date: 10/24/2014 3:31:00 PM

For example, that first column was about fishing for hybrids on Truman Reservoir, and it was a timely topic. 1984 was close to the high water mark for hybrid fishing on the then five-year-old lake. Fish weighing over ten pounds were common. If you’ll

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There have been a lot of changes over the past 30 years

Sedalia Democrat

Date: 10/24/2014 3:07:00 PM

For example, that first column was about fishing for hybrids on Truman Reservoir, and it was a timely topic. 1984 was close to the high water mark for hybrid fishing on the then five-year-old lake. Fish weighing over ten pounds were common. If you’ll

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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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