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Water Flow Significantly Reduced At Table Rock Dam

Half Of All Flood Gates Are Closed, Water Flow Through Others Reduced

May 01, 2011|Greg Leuthen | KSPR News Producer

BRANSON, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has greatly reduced the amount of water spilling into Lake Taneycomo from the Table Rock Dam. Five of the dam's ten flood gates were completely shut Sunday morning. Water flow through the five doors remaining open has been reduced to 5,000 cubic feet per second, far less than the record 68,000 cubic feet per second that had gushed through the dam since the middle of last week.

The decision to decrease water flow was made as Table Rock Lake dropped below its flood stage of 931 feet. The corps says water flow will continue through the dam until the Lake's water level drops to 920 feet.

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