by Melody Pettit
The City of Branson expects minor flooding along the banks of Lake Taneycomo from the Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District’s announced increase spillway release from Table Rock Dam. The Corps started the spillway Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. to manage lake levels from recent rains. They announced they will increase that planned spillway on Friday, November 8, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. This release is expected to last throughout the weekend
According to the Corps, the maximum peak flow experienced downstream of the dam may be up to 21,500 CFS during the spill. This is enough to cause minor flooding at the banks of Lake Taneycomo. The City is not expecting a significant impact.
As with any spillway release, the City of Branson has a team on standby monitoring the situation and is making preparations to move quickly if things change. As usual, residents and businesses near the shore of Taneycomo should be water aware and keep an eye on the lake levels.
You can find current lake levels are by going to our website, http://bransonmo.gov/300/Services and clicking on “Lake Level.”