Cardiac Hill/Outside Meramec Spring Park – For the Meramec river outside the Meramac Spring park and the Cardiac hill area we use the water level gauges at Steelville. Normal water levels for fishing this area is between 1.5 – 2.5 feet. 3 feet water levels become very difficult for wading (this level you may not be able to cross over the river at the Park). Make sure flow rate is less than 800cfs but less than 400cfs is ideal.
Lake Taneycomo – On the Lake Taneycomo (Table Rock Lake) site check the tailwater (ft-msl); to wade fish it should be below about 705 feet MSL. No generation flow is around 702 feet MSL. Ideal release (csf) is from 0 – 1500 csf. Check the Generation flow charts below for the generation predictions for the next day.
On the Generation Flow site check the generation flow for #12 TRD (Table Rock Dam). They will only give the day of and the next day (after 6 pm) generation flow. Wading becomes difficult to impossible if the flow is 100MV or greater