A new 25-year cooperative management agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis will come with several improvements at Lake Show-Me.
The two entities will renew a quarter-century deal to govern the 225 acre impoundment that serves at the main water source for the city as well as a top recreational destination for hunters and fishermen.
As part of the new agreement, MDC has pledged to design and construct a new floating fishing dock, that will allow the existing floating fishing dock to be relocated to the south lake access.
The new floating fishing dock will be 18′ x 36′ and will be covered and include an interior access well. The dock will be attached with a cement pier, with the entire facility being handicapped accessible.
The conservation department will also fund the construction of new restroom facilities at both the north and south access sites to serve the two fishing docks.
The final improvement will be a 12′ x 18′ courtesy boat dock to be placed adjacent to the boat ramp. The project will include a 45′ gangway to allow boaters access to the parking area.
MDC will contribute $177,000 to the cost of the projects and as part of the agreement, will be responsible for the cost of any major repairs to the new facilities, as well as parking areas and sidewalks to be installed by the city.
The City of Memphis will fund approximately $16,000 worth of construction including new parking pads at both access sites as well as sidewalks.
The agreement calls for a 16′ x 30″ pad, six-inches thick, near the boat ramp at the main access, as well as a 24′ x 30′ parking pad next to the new restrooms at the south access. Sidewalks will be installed to connect the new parking area to the courtesy dock, as well as a sidewalk to connect the parking pad to the new south fishing dock access.
The city will also be responsible for the pump out, demolition and removal of the existing privy at both access sites.
The current improvements date back to a Community Assistance Program agreement between the two parties entered in 1991. A new fish cleaning station was installed in 2014.