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Rain/ snow mix early Saturday, warming weekend

ABC 17 News

Date: 2/16/2018 12:28:00 PM

Temperatures will start to rise as light snow and rain mix moves in from the southwest to near Truman Reservoir by 5 AM, spreading to the northeast. There could be some slick spots on roads before temperatures climb above freezing, especially bridges and

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Critter of the Week: Osprey

Christian County Headliner News

Date: 1/15/2018 11:36:00 AM

Osprey restoration began in Missouri in 1995 when birds were turned loose at selected release sites across the state (one of which was Truman Reservoir). Through these efforts, it was hoped the bird would re-establish itself as a summer nester in Missouri

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Fishing The Flats

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 12/27/2017 12:56:00 PM

Flats are super. Whether you're fishing Needmore or Caney at Sam Rayburn, the southwest side of Wolf Island at Ray Roberts, or parking lots at Truman Reservoir, in Missouri, flats offer some of the best and easiest fishing in any lake. When most anglers

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Harry S Truman Reservoir Monthly Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 12/25/2017 12:40:00 PM

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Schell-Osage area popular among duck hunters

The Springfield News-Leader

Date: 12/8/2017 9:40:00 PM

Goals of the renovation are to improve floodplain function, maintain the use of blinds for waterfowl hunting opportunities, utilize readily available water supply from Truman Reservoir and improve the wetland habitat managed as a waterfowl refuge

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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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