Wappapello Lake at Wappapello

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Wappapello Lake is a reservoir located in southeast Missouri near the town of Wappapello. The lake was created in 1941 by the construction of Wappapello Dam on the St. Francis River. The lake covers an area of 8,400 acres and has a maximum depth of 45 feet. The lake serves as a major source of drinking water for the region and supports a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake's hydrology is largely dependent on surface flow from the St. Francis River and snowpack in the surrounding mountains. The surrounding areas are mostly used for agricultural purposes, including cotton, soybeans, and corn. Wappapello Lake is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a range of activities and amenities.

June 20, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.03%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 353.4 ft
Maximum 399.81 ft
Average 361 ft
Dam_Height 109
Hydraulic_Height 103
Drainage_Area 1310
Year_Completed 1941
Nid_Storage 1134600
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 114
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 23200
Outlet_Gates Vertical Lift - 3
Dam_Length 2700
Nid_Height 114

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