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1/19/2019
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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Discover Nature with MDC Through Eagle Days

Douglas County Herald

Date: 11/14/2018 11:47:00 PM

Call 573-222-3589 for more information. Can’t make an Eagle Days event? Additional hot spots for winter eagle viewing include: Truman Reservoir west of Warsaw. Mark your calendar for the MDC Wild Webc

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RV Parks in Warsaw, Missouri

traveltips.usatoday.com

Date: 10/27/2018 5:00:00 PM

Truman Reservoir and the Village of Four Seasons. Take advantage of one of the conveniently located and well-equipped RV parks in the area and explore the wildlife and sports that Warsaw has to offer

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Shot restrictions being considered at several new locations

Daily Journal Online

Date: 8/25/2018 4:03:00 AM

Peabody, Pony Express Lake, Reed (James A.) Memorial Wildlife Area, Reform, Talbot (Robert E.), Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Bethlehem), Weldon Spring, Whetstone Creek, and White (William G. and

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Despite Wednesday's Flash Flooding, The Lake Area Is Still Behind On Rainfall For 2018

LakeExpo.com

Date: 7/18/2018 12:57:00 PM

Truman Reservoir is Missouri's largest flood control lake. It and Truman Dam work together to protect the Lower Osage, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers from flooding. As a larger, more rural lake, Trum

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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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