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Columbia Bottom

Columbia Bottom

MDC is seeking public input about future management of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in St. Louis County. Those interested in viewing and commenting on the area's 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas at mdc.mo.gov/areaplans by Sept. 30.

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Columbia Bottom Barn

Columbia Bottom Barn

This old barn once stood at the present location of the Columbia Bottom Visitor Center before its deconstruction. Some of the original wood from the barn was used in building the current visitor center.

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Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

The levee on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area was overtopped in 2013 causing the area to flood. MDC is closing Columbia Bottom today due to forecasted high river crests.

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Columbia Bottom Education and Visitor Center

Columbia Bottom Education and Visitor Center

The Howard and Joyce Wood Education and Visitor Center at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

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Columbia Bottom Flooding

Columbia Bottom Flooding

Flooding conditions on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake as of Dec. 29. That area, along with the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in High Ridge are temporarily closed. Other MDC areas and access are also closed due to high water. Check the "Conservation Areas" link at MDC.mo.gov for the latest information.

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Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding

Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding

A half mile of asphalt road on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is shown devastated by recent flooding when the area’s Missouri River levee was breached June 2.

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A permanent stone privy at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area was toppled from its base by flood waters that breached its Missouri River levee June 2. MDC officials estimate it may take months to repair all the damage to the area.

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Combs Lake Management Efforts

Combs Lake Management

Conservationists are seeing improvements in fish reproduction at Jerry P. Combs Lake, located on Little River Conservation Area (CA) near Kennett. After nearly 9,000 largemouth bass were stocked in the lake in fall of 2011, biologists are noticing natural reproduction of the fish.

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