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Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake is a large reservoir (18,600 acres at normal pool) that lies in Monroe and Ralls counties. Construction of the Clarence Cannon Dam and power plant was completed in 1983. Row crops cover just over half of the land in Mark Twain Lake’s watershed and grass/pasture land covers slightly more than a quarter. This reservoir provides drinking water, electricity and flood control in addition to the usual recreational amenities.

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Other information:
Water Line article on Mark Twain Lake
USGS Real-time data for Mark Twain Lake
Mark Twain Lake TMDL information sheet
The Army Corps of Engineers website for Mark Twain Lake
The Mark Twain State Park website
1995 Article: Temporal and spatial dynamics of suspended sediment, nutrients, and algal biomass in Mark Twain Lake, Missouri (pdf ~2.7 MB)
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