Technical Resources

Below is a list of technical data reports and resources about water quality and our watersheds produced by many of our agency partners. A brief description of each report is given, but you may also download the report by clicking on the link at right.

MO Department of Conservation Table Rock Lake Fish Habitat report


The United States has lost 20 percent of its fish and aquatic populations and nearly 40 percent of the nation’s native fish species are in decline (Moyle 1992). Habitat loss and degradation is the primary factor contributing to this decline. In 2006, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined federal and state agencies, conservation and angling organizations, and Bass Pro Shops (BPS) to establish the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) to help reverse this decline. See more in report...

Recreational Water Testing Results on James River


Stone County Health Department Environmental Services Division monitors several swimming areas of the James River for the presence of Escherichia coil (E. coli) bacteria. These organisms are found in the fecal waste of humans and animals. According to the EPA E. coli is the most reliable indicator organism to determine the bacteriological contamination of surface water. When high concentrations of E. coli are found in the water this indicates there is fecal matter in the water. The EPA recommended recreational water quality standard for full body contact swimming for E. coli is 235 organisms per 100 ml for any single sample.

Table Rock Lake Levels

The Table Rock Lake elevations are recorded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They are updated every hour. Some good numbers to keep in mind are; elevation 915 is the top of conservation pool level and 931 is the top of flood control pool level.

MDC Report on Table Rock Lake

Annual Report 2014

Nutrient Concentrations at Baseflow Conditions in the Upper White River Basin, Missouri and Arkansas


The Upper White River Basin (UWRB) is becoming increasingly vulnerable to water quality degradation from urban/population growth and increased agricultural production. This study examines the relationships among nutrient levels, water chemistry and watershed characteristics of 19 watersheds in the UWRB