Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to make SAFETY everyone’s number one goal while recreating at the lake during the current flooding. The flooding conditions have created some unsafe conditions, such as rising flow caused by high water releases and floating and hidden debris. The Corps of Engineers has made the public safety decision to temporarily close to boating recreation. All Boat Ramps will be closed for boaters due to water conditions until further notice. The restrictions will begin this evening at 6:00 p.m.
Many of the recreation areas have been affected by the flooding. The following recreation areas are temporarily closed:
Ray Behrens Boat Ramp
John Spalding Beach and Day Use Area
Indian Creek Beach
Warren G. See North and South Spillway Recreation Areas
As well as some smaller areas that include the Joanna & Lick Creek Trails and Hunter-Fisherman Access # 11 (Rt N), #20 (Hwy FF), #30 (Rt U), #12, #41(Elkfork), #23, the Duane Wheelan Access, #70 and #71, and Bluffview.
The front loop of the Ray Behrens Campground remains open. For more information on marinas, please contact them individually.
The Corps of Engineers would like to remind people in the Salt River valley to monitor media updates and follow the advice of local emergency response personnel.
Lake elevations may be monitored on the internet at: http://mvs-wc.mvs.usace.army.mil/trans/gages.html by clicking on the Salt River link and cursoring down to the Clarence Cannon-Mark Twain Lake Pool. For more information, call the Mark Twain Lake project office at (573) 735-4097 for 24-hour information.