Mark Twain Lake CLOSED to boaters!

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by hardtime, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. hardtime

    hardtime New Member

    Just reporting --

    MONROE CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri is closing to all boaters because it has risen to record levels.
    The Missouri State Water Patrol says boats found on the lake beginning tomorrow will be removed to protect life and prevent property damage.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says based on the latest storm predictions higher releases of lake water through the Clarence Cannon Dam could be necessary. The Corps says it may need to release up to 78,000 cubic feet per second of water. Water releases above a rate of 12,000 cubic feet per second are unprecedented at the site.
    Residents of a few dozen homes along the Salt River below the lake remain evacuated. And there are scattered reports of newly flooded homes and damaged bridges elsewhere in northeast Missouri in recent days.
    (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)