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Missouri Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Missouri Lakes and Rivers Map
Missouri Rivers Shown on the Map:   Big Piney River, Black River, Blackwater River, Bourbeuse River, Charriton River, Cuivre River, Current River, Eleven Point River, Gasconade River, Grand River, James River, Lamine River, Locust Creek, Marais des Cygnes River, Meramec River, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Mussel Fork, Niangua River, North Fabius River, North Fork Salt River, Osage River, Platte River, Sac River, Salt River, South Grand River, St. Francis River and Thompson River.

Missouri Lakes Shown on the Map:   Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Lake of the Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake and Thomas Hill Reservoir.


 Missouri Stream and River Levels
Missouri river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Missouri. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Missouri river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Missouri Stream and River Level Alerts
Missouri water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Missouri stream and river level alerts.


 Missouri Water Publications
Missouri precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Missouri. View the water resource publications for Missouri here.


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 Missouri Drought Map
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The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Missouri drought map here.




 Missouri Precipitation Map
Missouri precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Missouri and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Missouri precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


 Missouri Elevation Map
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The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Missouri elevation map.


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