Lake Level
707.98 FEET
Full Pool: 0.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Harry S. Truman Reservoir News

Suspect accused of killing Missouri cop captured after manhunt

New York Daily News

Date: 8/8/2017 8:55:00 PM

Truman Reservoir, about 12 miles southeast of Clinton, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The 39-year-old was not armed during the apprehension and police were not able to find the weapon. He is suspected of killing Clinton Police Officer Gary

Read More

Harry S Truman Reservoir

The Weather Channel

Date: 8/6/2017 5:00:00 AM

<img class="styles-A54tP4F3__noscript__12c_l" src="" srcset=" 1024w, 150w, https://dsx

Read More

Harry S Truman Reservoir Missouri US GPS Fishing Spots (430+)

Date: 7/25/2017 6:59:04 PM

Download over 430+ fishing spots in Harry S Truman Reservoir, Missouri, US. We have the best Harry S Truman Reservoir fishing spots. Tired of fishing the same spots? Our files contain artificial and natural reefs, buoys, ledges, rocks, shipwrecks, and many

Read More

Catch a concert, see a play, have a laugh: June 29 Weekend Guide

The Springfield News-Leader

Date: 6/28/2017 10:36:00 AM

Grant Ave. Beer, smoked meats, live music, all to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Free. 417-862-0423 Dam Experience Fireworks, 8 p.m., Truman Reservoir, 29027 Visitor Center Road, Warsaw. Celebrate America’s birthday with a one-of-a-kind fireworks

Read More

Yes, you can be a street rider and ride to Alaska on a street bike and still have a stellar time!

Date: 6/20/2017 5:00:00 PM

Gas station at a grain elevator in the middle of nowhere. Made a quick stop at the Truman Reservoir. The pace is slowing due to scenery getting better and me being in a place I haven't been before. Woke up at 4 am cold and wet. Apparently my 12 year old

Read More

8:23:20 PM
11/23/2017 - Thanksgiving
12/25/2017 - Christmas
1/1/2018 - New Year's Day
What's New!
Featured Business
Add your business
Harry S. Truman Reservoir Businesses
Boating / Waterfront
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here

• 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.
Harry S. Truman Reservoir Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
28 miles
41 miles
44 miles
68 miles
81 miles
100 miles
108 miles
110 miles

Quick Links
Harry S. Truman Reservoir News
Harry S. Truman Reservoir Photos
Harry S. Truman Reservoir Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us

Copyright 2017, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal