Mark Twain Lake, Monroe City, Missouri – Mark Twain Lake is experiencing higher than normal water levels causing the activation of high water boat launch facilities on Friday, June 26, to provide boaters easier access. Recreation Areas with high water boat launch ramps are John F. Spalding, Indian Creek, Stoutsville and Robert Allen. The lake elevation on Sunday was 629.0 NGVD with a crest prediction of 629.5 NGVD by Monday 6/29/15, with no additional precipitation.
The John F. Spalding and Indian Creek beaches and the following Hunter Fishermen Access Areas remain closed due to the high water: Access Area 11 at Rt. N, Access Area 20 at Rt. FF, Access Area 30 at Rt. U, the Duane Wheelan Recreation Area, as well as Access Area Lots #53, #54, #41, #33, #23, and #12. The Joanna and Lick Creek Trails are also closed. These areas will reopen as soon as water levels recede. All remaining Corps of Engineers recreation areas including campgrounds and major boat ramps remain open for public use.
Visitors are reminded to be aware of an increased amount of floating and submerged debris due to the high water and use caution when boating or swimming. It is always a good idea to wear a life jacket.
You may contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097 for more information. You may also stop at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email MarkTwainInfo@usace.army.mil
Release no. 15-031