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Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is located in the Ozark Highlands, though a portion of the watershed originates in the Osage Plains Region. The Harry S. Truman Reservoir precedes this large impoundment on the Osage River. Even though the majority of the watershed is forest and grassland, the proximity of urban areas to the lake may influence water quality. Truman Reservoir also influences water quality. Past research has shown, when large volumes of water are being released from Truman scouring occurs in the old river channel. At these times, large amounts of inorganic suspended solids along with high concentrations of nutrients are brought into Lake of the Ozarks (Jones and Kaiser 1988).

The following LMVP data are available for Lake of the Ozarks

We are currently looking for volunteers to sample at the following sites:

  • 13MM
  • 36 MM
  • 45 MM
  • Niangua Arm by the bridge
  • Little Niangua Arm
  • Glaize Arm 2MM

Please contact us if you're interested in sampling at one of these sites.
1-800-895-2260 or


2020 LMVP data
2019 LMVP data
2018 LMVP data
2017 LMVP data
2016 LMVP data
2015 LMVP data
2014 LMVP data
2013 LMVP data
2012 LMVP data
2011 LMVP data
2010 LMVP data
2009 LMVP data
2008 LMVP data
2007 LMVP data
2006 LMVP data
2005 LMVP data
2004 LMVP data
2003 LMVP data
2002 LMVP data
2001 LMVP data
2000 LMVP data
1999 LMVP data

Data and maps prepared for the
Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance

Sample Sites at Lake of the Ozarks
Lake sites indicated by red dots currently have volunteers. Sites with grey dots do not.

Other information:
Lake of the ozarks cove
Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance
Ameren's Lake of the Ozarks website
Scientific Publications about the Lake of the Ozarks
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