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Table Lu04: Prohibited spring activities during Spring and Fall Periods within the Niangua watershed

Table Lu04: Stream segments where Section 404 instream activities are prohibited during Spring and Fall Periods within the Niangua Watershed.
Closed March 15 Through June 15
Waterbody Miles From To Counties Criteria1
Niangua River 59.0 Lake of the Ozarks (9,37N,17W) Hwy K (8,34N,18W) Camden, Dallas, Laclede 3,5,6,7
Niangua River 40.0 Hwy K (8,34N,18W) Conf. Of E. and W. Forks (33,32N,18W) Dallas, Webster 1
East Fork Niangua River 0.5 Conf. of Niangua River (33,32N,18W) T32 - T31 Line (33,32N,18W) Webster 1
West Fork Niangua River 0.3 Conf. of Niangua River (33,32N,18W) T32 - T31 Line (33,32N,18w) Webster 1
Greasy Creek 12.9 Conf. with Niangua River (17,34N,19W) South Section Line (34,33N,20W) Dallas 2
Jakes Creek 4.5 Conf. with Niangua River (15,36N,18W) First Co. Rd. Crossing (33,36N,18W) Dallas 6
Dousinbury Creek 0.7 Conf. with Niangua River (11,33N,19W) First Co. Rd. Crossing (12,33N,19W) Dallas 2
Jones Creek 0.4 Conf. with Niangua River (2,32N,19W) First Co. Rd. Crossing (11,32N,19W) Dallas 2
Fourmile Creek 0.7 Conf. with Niangua River (4,34N,18W) Hwy P (9,34N,18W) Dallas 2
Little Niangua River 18.5 Lake of the Ozarks (3,38N,18W) East Section Line (33,38N,20W) Camden, Hickory 3,5,6,7
Little Niangua River 22.5 East Section Line (33,38N,20W) East Section Line (26,36N,19W) Camden, Dallas, Hickory 1
Starks Creek 2.0 Conf. with Little Niangua River (23,38N,20W) North Section Line (22,38N,20W) Hickory 2,3
Thomas Creek 2.7 Conf. with Little Niangua River (36,37N,20W) South Section line (12,36N,20W) Dallas, Hickory 2,3
Cahoochie Creek 2.5 Conf. with Thomas Creek (2,36N,20W) West Section Line (3,36N,20W) Dallas 2,3
Closed November 15 through February 15
Mill Creek 3.5 Conf. With Niangua River (10,36N,18W) West Section Line (8,36N,18W) Dallas 6
Niangua River 12.0 Bennett Spring (25,35N,18W) Prosperine Access (5,35N,17W) Laclede, Dallas 6

1 Criteria for justifying spawning season prohibition are as follows:

  1. Critical habitat for Niangua darter.
  2. Area considered critical to the maintenance or recovery of one or more of the following sensitive species; Niangua darter, bluestripe darter, blacknose shiner, topeka shiner, eastern hellbender, pink mucket, southern brook lamprey, blue sucker, and pallid sturgeon.
  3. Stream reach which supports seasonal concentrations of spawning, incubating or rearing fishes of management interest including one or more of the following; walleye, sauger, white bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, suckers, trout, and the above mentioned sensitive species.
  4. Remnant example of historic habitat in which the surrounding streams or stream reaches have been severely degraded by human activities.
  5. Designated Outstanding National or State Resource Water (or candidate for such designations) which supports a biological resource subject to damage from sand and gravel removal during periods of spawning, incubation, or rearing.
  6. Agency management area (special trout or black bass management area), candidate for special management, or agency owned area.
  7. Area containing a unique fish community or unexpectedly high biodiversity due to the presence of species considered atypical to the area.

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