5-65 Marina is a beautiful marina located on the 33 Mile Marker in the Standing Rock Cove of the Osage Arm at The Lake of the Ozark's. Our wide cove, deep
5-65 Marina has a very stocked ship store. The marina also has three gas pumps with both 87 and 93 pure octane gas. The docks are protected by large bumpers to protect your boat and the marina also has PWC access. The marina has a large No Wake area makes gassing up and getting your goodies easy and stress free.
5-65 Marina is a beautiful marina located on the 33 Mile Marker in the Standing Rock
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lakeexpo.com KEY WEST, Fla. — Powerboat racer and President of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats, Joe Sgro, passed away over the weekend following a boating accident in Key West.
lakeexpo.com LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The summer boating season ends with two of the busiest weekends of the year at Lake of the Ozarks, and the Missouri State Highway
Last weekend of summer... Man it went fast! We would like to thank everyone who has supported the 5-65. Have a great weekend!
Are you ready for the last big holiday weekend of Summer? Relaxing, BBQ's, cruises, fireworks displays and more await you at The Lake! Get info on Labor Day Weekend events at the FunLake.com Events Calendar.
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The Shootout Poker Run is up and running at full pace and we're ready for a huge weekend at The Lake! #LakeShootout #LakeoftheOzarks #funlake
Last year, racer Jeff McCann had a harrowing crash at the finish line. And while Shootout crashes are rare, the larger powerboating world has seen more than its fair share in the last few years. In a high-speed sport, there are no guarantees, but here's a look at race and racer safety, and some of the things that saved Jeff at last year's race.
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Shootout Week continues tonight with the Meet & Greet Street Party on the Bagnell Dam Strip, 5-10pm. We'll see you there!
The Lake of the Ozarks Air show is back for its 7th year! Join us on September 23rd at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport for a day of honoring our veterans and active military, thrilling aerial acts, vendor booths, a ping pong ball drop and more. This salute to our veterans will be a day to remember. Get the full schedule and details at LakeAirShow.com.
Top it all off at Ozarks Amphitheater with a performance by the one and only Aaron Tippin! (Free parking with proof of paid Air Show parking). Tickets available at ozarksamp.com.
The Clinton Daily Democrat
By Dan Miles, The Clinton, Mo., Daily Democrat, May 22, 2019
Why don't we revisit a previous column which first appeared some years ago. It has been updated a bit several times and this is the latest update in 2019.
A dam across the Osage River is not exactly a new idea. Our newspaper and family archives indicate it was first proposed back in 1870 and a congressional committee was appointed to explore the costs and benefits. Great-great Grandparents of yours truly, Thomas Benton and Lois Alice White, relocated to Warsaw in the 1870s from Antioch, California, and founded The Benton County Enterprise newspaper because they believed a dam at Warsaw would spur economic growth. (They were around 100 + years too early. This same sense of good timing for business purposes has endured in our lineage through subsequent generations.)
The Osage River and its tributaries provide the water for the huge Truman Reservoir. The third largest river in this state, it empties into the Missouri River near Bonnots Mill east of Jefferson City. Five hundred miles long, the Osage River gets its start as just a trickle in a farmer’s field near Eskridge, Kansas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lists the Osage-Marais des Cygnes River, known in Missouri as the Osage River, with the starting point in Eskridge, Kansas.
It was at Warsaw in 1934 that Harry S.Truman received a long distance call at the Osage Hotel inquiring if he would consider being a candidate for United States Senator. The callers were Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward, State Chairman of the Democrat Party in Missouri. Truman later said, “I was too astounded to give them an answer until the next day.” He won the primary against Congressman John J. Cochran, St. Louis, and Congressman Jacob “Tuck” Milligan of Richmond. He then went on to defeat Senator Roscoe Patterson, Springfield Republican, in the general election. One could say that Truman’s major political career that led to the presidency, had its start at the Osage Hotel in Warsaw, only a mile away from the dam that bears his name.
When the project was first designated, it was the Kaysinger Bluff Dam and Reservoir, Osage River Basin, Missouri, authorized by the Flood Control Act approved Sept. 3, 1954. In actuality, Kaysinger Bluff should have really been called “Kaysingle” Bluff. It derived its name from the Kaysingle family, German immigrants who lived near the bluff and used its caves and crevices to burn wood into charcoal for sale in the early days of Benton County during the 1800s. In subsequent years, the name became “Kaysinger” through being mispronounced. John Lay and Mary Lay of Warsaw related this in the 1950s. They were descendants of Judge Lay, who settled in Benton County during the 1830s.
The bluff area and accompanying land had been deeded to the City of Warsaw by the Lay Family as a gift and had been used for many years as a picnicking spot. The bluff itself, a flat area, had hundreds of names cared by knives with the names of early day Warsaw residents. Among the carved names were Great-Grandfather Edwin Mahlon White and Great-Great Uncles Joseph Anson White and Lowell Bartow White
Area community leaders worked tirelessly to promote construction of the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir. This included numerous trips at their own expense to Washington D.C. to visit with the Missouri delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
However, construction projects slowed due to expenses of the Vietnam conflict and allocations for Truman Dam fell considerably.
The late Dan Miles, Sr., Editor of The Clinton Daily Democrat, suggested in an editorial in the late 1960s, the name of the “Kaysinger Bluff Dam and Reservoir” be changed to the “Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir” in honor of President Harry S. Truman, whom Editor Miles admired greatly. Dan Miles, Sr., was known in Washington, D.C., as he had served as the Chief of Staff /Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edward V. Long during the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Administrations in the 1950s and 1960s to 1968. He knew senators and congressmen were more likely to vote for increased allocations for a project named after President Harry S. Truman than a Kaysinger Dam & Reservoir. Indeed.
His editorial was re-printed in a number of newspapers in Missouri including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Subsequently, copies of the editorial were circulated by U.S. Senator Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton and Congressman Bill Randall, to members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation. The Ninety-first Congress of the United States of America on Jan. 19, 1970, agreed and changed the name to the “Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir” in recognition of the Jackson County resident, who in 2019 is regarded as one of the best and strongest presidents to ever lead our country.
The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir was on Oct. 9, 1964, in Shawnee Bend where the dam is situated in 2019. The dam was essentially completed in 1979. The reservoir filled up pretty fast. By November, 1980, Truman Dam and Reservoir had a lake of some 55,600 acres. The lake extends at full flood stage into Benton, Henry, Hickory and St. Clair counties, some 200,000 acres. It rises about 100 feet above the normal level of the Lake of the Ozarks, extending about 5,000 feet across the valley at the dam proper. There is also a d**e section across Sterrett Creek valley, about two miles northeast of the dam site proper. The power plant is the pump-storage type, consisting of six reversible pump-turbine units with an installed capacity of 160,000 kilowatts. Which brings us to a subject of much discussion of late in these parts due to the heavier than normal precipitation we’ve been experiencing.
Dennis Wallace in 2014 was the Operations Project Manager for the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir. He was a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger for The Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir for many years. He was then assigned to the Pomme de Terre Reservoir Project Office and later, again assigned to the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Project Office. Mr. Wallace and Stephen Spaulding, in 2014, Hydraulic Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District Water Management Office, were very helpful at that time in providing information. Hydrology is not a subject yours truly, a liberal arts major, is, um, well, not exactly strong in so to speak. Most certainly there are a number of you out there who are in the same situation. Okay, here goes. If there are errors, please forgive me.
On Friday, May 24, 2019, the elevation of Truman Lake was 732.04 mean sea level (msl). Multipurpose pool elevation is normally 706 msl. The power pool is usually 704 to 706 msl. Top of the Flood Control Pool is 739.6 msl. High Record Pool Elevation was 738.7 msl on Oct. 12, 1986. Low Pool Elevation stood at 703.85 msl in Dec. 1980.
Design elevations are based on modeling data collected from 1940 through 1973. The actual is based on data from 1979 through 2008. These would be the elevation at the dam. It should be noted that lake elevations in the upper Grand River Arm will be affected (higher) by backwater from the South Grand River during flood events. For example:
5 year floods 725.6 729.5
20 year floods 735.5 737.0
50 year floods 739.0 739.5
100 year floods 740.9 741.01
Mr. Wallace and Mr. Spaulding noted in possible backwater effects that would occur on the lake with high tributary flows. In Clinton, we would receive only the values shown above when there is low flow in the South Grand River and other tributaries. Again, the Clinton guage value is affected not only by the lake elevation at the dam but also backwater effects from flows on the South Grand River and other upstream tributaries. For instance, there is a higher pool at the upper end of the lake due to all of the water coming into the upper end of the lake.
It was observed the record high flow on the South Grand River is in the range of 35,000 cfs, resulting in a river rise of 23 feet from low flow at Urich. The stage rise at Clinton would be much less, especially when Truman Lake is high, since Clinton is mostly on the lake and not on a free flowing river. But nevertheless, the Clinton water elevation would be some feet higher than the elevation at the dam during a big flood. When the lake was designed, a rough analysis of the backwater effects of high flows would have been completed in determining the boundaries of the needed fee title and easement lands to accommodate the high tributary flows coincident with high pool elevations.
So, there you have it. Thanks to Mr. Wallace and Mr. Spaulding assisting with technical information several years ago, you can now speak with some authority. when gathered with friends for morning coffee at an area restaurant when the topic of recent rainfall comes up. You can cite some of this information, thus impressing your friends who never imagined you were well versed in hydrology.
There are varied opinions, sometimes expressed heatedly, concerning the Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir project. However, the dam and reservoir are in place. Corps of Engineers staff assigned to this region are excellent folks who contribute to the area economy, are very community oriented and good neighbors. We have business firms and families who depend upon the lake traffic and visitors for their livelihood. One day, far into the future as time marches on, the dam and reservoir will no longer exist. In the meantime, most folks we are acquainted with and live in this region are very well aware of the importance of this dam and reservoir to our area.
Have a great day. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Your friend, Danny.
Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest is back and bigger than ever for its 11th year, September 13th-17th! Enjoy some of the Nation’s most scenic rides through rolling Ozark hills and over 300 biker-friendly bars, restaurants, hotels and campgrounds. All of this plus over 50 live music events, passport rides with a Harley-Davidson bike give-away, huge vendor areas and more. Get all of the details at www.LakeBikeFest.com
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A good dialogue on Facebook (imagine that!) last week was that catalyst for this article. Here are the laws/regs about what to do when you're on a course to cross paths with another boat -- and some notes about unique situations on the Lake of the Ozarks.
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