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Scenes from the lake!

(Click on the images for a larger view.)

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Photos taken by Jill Flakne, Fulton, MO

Mom's Garden Photography

Memorial Day Weekend 2005

 

         

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Kevin Hoelscher, sent in the following picture and description.

 

We were at Mark Twain the weekend of April 30th. I took some pictures of 2 beautiful bald eagles.  We sat there for 10 minutes and watched them. We even saw one eagle fly into the nest with a big fish in her claws!

 

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Crappie King Bruce Carpenter

found some morels to go with his crappie.

This is one of the bigger ones.

May 1, 2005

 

 

Al Wendt with a couple of bags morels.

April 21, 2005

 

 

Some Morel Mushrooms found in 2005

 

    

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April 1, 2005      A controlled burn of the State Park,

between Hwy U and the lake.  The red sky is from the

setting sun shining through the smoke.

 

        

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Winter boat ramp pictures.  Taken 2-3-05

 

Hwy U Boat Ramp - will not be useable for a while, it is too iced-in.

 
     

Robert E. Allen Ramp - too iced-in to use, however it should open up soon if the warm front continues.  You can see a lot of open water to the right of the ramp and out in the main lake.

 
     

Ray Behrens ramp - won't be useable for a while, it is too iced-in.

 
     

The Hwy 107 Ramp is iced-in and won't be useable for a while.  This view of the main lake is from the North Fork Hwy 107 bridge looking east .  The bridge is casting shadows onto the ice.  The main lake at the top of the picture is all open water.

 
     

South Fork boat ramp - open enough to launch a boat.  There is plenty of open water south of the ramp to fish.  There is still a lot of ice to the north of the ramp.

 
     
This view shows the open water south of the ramp, at sunset.  

 

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Feb 4, 2005.  An adventurous boater channels through the ice to get at more water.

 

 

Thanksgiving Eve Pictures that look more like Christmas Eve,

after a blustery cold front that brought the first snowfall

of the winter to Mark Twain Lake

 

November 24, 2004

 

 

Buzzard Roost scenic

overlook at Mark Twain

State Park

 

 

View from Buzzard Roost

 

 

 

Snow covered trees

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Twain Lake

North Fork Coastline

 

 

 

Mark Twain Lake

South Fork Coastline

 

This is something that fishermen will appreciate next year, a fish cleaning station under construction at the Hwy 107 ramp.

 

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Roosting Cormorants, Middle Fork.  September 4, 2004

 

 

The water plant intake on the North Fork.

 

 

Spaulding Beach, Labor Day 2004

 

 

Labor Day Hideaway, 2004

 

 

Buzzard Roost Scenic Overlook,

Mark Twain State Park

 

 

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The muddying up of the South Fork!

Mark Twain Lake is a flood control lake located in northern Missouri farm land.  When the lake is on the rise it can also bring in a lot of muddy water.  The pictures

below are taken from the South Fork bridge and shows the mud being washed

into the lake.  The mud slick is more than a 1/2 mile long.

August 26, 2004

 

     

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White Pelicans  August 19, 2004

 

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Buck Creek Train Trestle,

and the old trestle on the right.

 

   

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Bald Eagles - August 19, 2004

 

     

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Mark Twain Sunsets

              

July 15, 2004

August 7, 2004

September 2, 2004

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This swamp boat looks out of place on this lake,

but it is an interesting boat.

 

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There has been one storm front after another coming through the area

this spring and summer.  Storm clouds make great pictures!

 

     

 

     

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The picture below was taken July 5, 2004.

The young are off the nest but still hanging around.  In the picture below you can see

one of the youngsters perched below and to the left of the nest.

 

 

The Bald Eagle family is back on the nest, this nest had triplets raised in it last year. 

We're looking forward to seeing this years brood grow up.

 

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The picture below is of the South Fork Ramp February 29 2004, showing a

channel through the ice.  Within 7 hours this ice was completely gone.

 

 

The picture below is of the Hwy U Boat Ramp also taken on February 29 2004. 

You can see where some hardy soul tried breaking through the ice in a john boat. 

They didn't make it very far before calling it quits.

 

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One of the lake highlights during 2003 was the Bald Eagle nest

and the 3 young eagles raised in it.  Here are a few pictures

of this impressive nest.

 

        

 

 

 

A few pictures from the lake.

 

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Sunrise

 

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January Fog

 

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Lake Level 625

 

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White Pelicans

 

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Blackberries

 

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Brown Eyed Susans

 

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Swallow Nests

 

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South Fork Bluffs