Rising Lake Levels Affecting Some Facilities at Mark Twain Lake

Published May 31, 2013

Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake are monitoring rising lake levels due to recent heavy amounts of precipitation in the watershed.  Major boat launch facilities and campgrounds are open although some of the smaller access areas, beaches and trails are now closed.  These areas include the Spalding and Indian Creek Beaches, the Duane S. Whelan Access Area, Hunter-Fisherman Access # 30 (on Rt. U), #11 (Rt. N), #41 (Elk Fork), #23 and #53.  Boaters looking to utilize the Ray Behrens Boat launch will need to keep in mind they will have to prepare to back down from the parking lot to launch.  Starting Saturday, June 1st, pending time allows, Corps staff will start making the accommodations for the public’s use of high water ramps at the Spalding, Robert Allen and Indian Creek West Boat Ramps. The Joanna and Lick Creek Trails are also currently closed.

Pease keep in mind that during times of rising water you may find floating and submerged debris on the lake so please be cautious, drive slow and always wear a life jacket.  As water levels start to recede, Corps staff will make every effort to re-open areas as quickly as possible following necessary cleanup efforts and all precautions are taken to insure the safety of our visitors.

To check daily lake levels, please feel free to visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, River & Reservoir Daily Report on the web at http://mvs-wc.mvs.usace.army.mil/dresriv.html.  To inquire about specific conditions at your favorite lake location or other facility, please feel free to email marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097.

Mark Twain Lake

Release no. 13-033