by: Scott McCaulley
After a week that has seen the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begin water releases from several Dams in the White River Basin due to heavy rain in the region, the Corps announces on its Facebook Page that Table Rock Dam will now join that group.
The Spillway Release from Table Rock Dam begins today at 12:00 Noon.
According to the post from the Corps, the total spillway flow will be around 5,500 cubic feet per second. The total release from the dam, when combined with Hydro-power releases will be around 17,500 c.f.s.
The Corps is advising areas downstream of the dam to begin assessing their respective plans and to begin taking the proper precautions. Landowners with belongings near the river’s edge should also begin making plans for high water.
Branson Emergency Management Director Ted Martin tells Hometown Daily News that Lake Taneycomo should stay in it’s bank at that level but people along the lake should be aware of water on the rise.
Earlier this week, the Corps began releases from both the Beaver and Bull Shoals Dams as heavy rain in the region continued to cause flooding issues.