Clearwater Lake (Missouri)

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Clearwater Lake
Location Reynolds / Wayne counties, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°08′12″N 90°46′18″W / 37.13667°N 90.77167°W / 37.13667; -90.77167Coordinates: 37°08′12″N 90°46′18″W / 37.13667°N 90.77167°W / 37.13667; -90.77167
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Black River
Primary outflows Black River
Basin countries United States
Water volume 22,000 acre·ft (27,000 dam3) (normal)
413,000 acre·ft (509,000 dam3) (max)

Clearwater Lake is a reservoir on the Black River six miles from Piedmont, Missouri. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses Clearwater for flood control in the White and lower Mississippi River Basins.

Construction began in 1940 but was halted temporarily at the advent of World War II. Clearwater Lake Dam opened in 1948 as an earthen and concrete dam, 114 feet high. The lake has a surface area of about 2.5 square miles.[1]

Though recreation was not part of the lake's initial mission, Clearwater now offers boating, swimming, and camping facilities.


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