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7/22/2018
Full Pool: 0.0
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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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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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Gerald Scott: I see it, but I still don’t believe it

Sedalia Democrat

Date: 7/10/2018 4:27:00 PM

“Southern Outdoors” magazine assigned me an article about fishing for flatheads in the Osage River west of Truman Reservoir. Telling me I had to go catfishing was -- and still is -- about like telling

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Gerald Scott: I see it, but I still don’t believe it

Sedalia Democrat

Date: 7/10/2018 3:51:00 PM

“Southern Outdoors” magazine assigned me an article about fishing for flatheads in the Osage River west of Truman Reservoir. Telling me I had to go catfishing was -- and still is -- about like telling

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Warming weekend, storm chances

ABC 17 News

Date: 6/22/2018 2:15:00 PM

The bulk of this activity will remain south of I-44, but can't rule out a few storms as far north as the Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Reservoir. Most areas will stay dry until afternoon when we pick up another slight chance of storms with the best chance

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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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