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2/14/2016
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Bald eagles arrive, belatedly, in Missouri

Rolla Daily News

Date: 2/12/2016 4:05:00 PM

Bryan Bethel, superintendent of Truman State Park on the Harry S Truman Reservoir, said there were half a dozen eagles in the park in December. “It’s not like what we’ll have when the snow starts falling in Iowa and Nebraska,” he said. Any Missouri

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AgrAbility helps 93-year-old Keutzer keep growing food for farmers markets

High Plains Journal

Date: 1/28/2016 6:02:00 AM

They farmed the home place until 1972, when Truman Reservoir took much of their land. They sold out and returned to Minnesota to a 45-head dairy farm. His son met Stacy and got married. She wasn’t a farm girl but quickly learned how to care for 45 bucket

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MU Extension project helps 93-year-old farmer

houstonherald.com

Date: 1/13/2016 7:22:00 AM

They farmed the home place until 1972, when Truman Reservoir took much of their land. They sold out and returned to Minnesota to a 45-head dairy farm. His son met Stacy and married. She wasn’t a farm girl but quickly learned how to care for 45 bucket calves

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Ameren increases Bagnell Dam discharge rate

News Tribune

Date: 1/6/2016 7:30:00 AM

This is expected to allow Truman Reservoir to lower its high water level by evacuating more water into the Lake of the Ozarks, and to prepare for the possibility of more rain forecast for Thursday and Friday. Tuesday's Lake of the Ozarks level was measured

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Readers' mailbag: More decisive action needed at Bagnell Dam in recent rain event

Lake News Online

Date: 12/30/2015 4:27:00 AM

Weather events like this are happening more and more often and to be honest any time it rains it sure makes me wonder what the management of the Lake and Truman Reservoir will do the next time

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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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