The White River System and its watershed,
courtesy Wikimedia Commons
It's July - the time of year when so many of the human denizens of Southwest Missouri make their way to the lakes that run back and forth across the Missouri/Arkansas border. Many of those who enjoy time on the water don't even realize that these lakes are all part of the same system - the 722 mile White River. For the next few months we will be taking a closer look at the system, beginning downstream at the State designated "White River Monster Refuge" near Newport Arkansas, then traveling upstream to feature the creatures of Bull Shoals, Taneycomo, and Table Rock Lakes, and finally ending with the source of the river at Beaver Lake, the location of documented sightings of prehistoric creatures.
NEXT WEEK: The July 1st 1915 discovery of the White River Monster