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I'm not sure what the official name is, but I was thinking of the new gates they put in. I was wondering if there is a preset pool height that will dictate they open? Does anyone know if there is a limit in water level they will allow for Taneycomo if they do open?

The only way they open the new auxiliary flood gates is if Beaver Dam gives way. That's the reason it was built- so that the earthen dam at Table Rock would not be compromised if that happened.

I should post this statement my forehead cause I've answered that question a hundred times in the last week. That's the buzz here in Branson... even on the local news channels. That got it all wrong. Just like CNN did a couple of weeks ago when they reported Branson was flooded. That costs motels and eateries here a ton of money and continues to even this week. Talked to a couple of motel and resort owners this week who were having to explain that we weren't flooded to callers. We're getting those calls to.

Your post is correct, denjac. But the Corp will never admit there's a problem with Beaver Dam, but there is.

Imagine if Beaver gave way, particularly right now when TR and BS are so full. If Beaver went, then Table Rock, it would certainly take Bull Shoals Dam too. It would flood half the states of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

And you think Katrina was bad...

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Yeah kind of like when they were saying taneycomo was flooded and they were showing shadow rock pictures. It was a little before that when my mom was saying that norfork was the end lake in the chain and that thats why it was flooding and i had to get a map out and show her that bull shoals didnt flow into norfork lake but that was the way she understood them on the 6 oclock news. the way they were talking i guess it sounded like all the water was going into norfork.

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Im 200 feet on a cliff, All I will lose is a dock(50Years ol) and of course Big M(my 61 evinrude with a 14 ft Seaking. All insured.

If the the dam goes I would feel sorry for Rockaway beach. They will be wiped out. Cant feel sorry for branson much. Too much money.

Sorry phil, hope your insuerd in case of a sudden release.

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Your post is correct, denjac. But the Corp will never admit there's a problem with Beaver Dam, but there is.

OK Phil, having let the cat out of the bag about a problem at Beaver how about sharing with us what that problem is ?

I've heard many stories about the "leaks" at BS coming out of the bedrock downstream but never heard anything about Beaver.

You would think that would be the most researched and safest dam on the River chain as it was the last one built.

Thanks.

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Yes he did.  Last time I heard he was up at Pommey.

I'll have to go back and read it.  Actually all the old threads around flood times would be educational.

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On 4/4/2008 at 8:36 AM, skeeter said:

about a problem at Beaver how about sharing with us what that problem is

Please share what the problem is.

Bobby

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This was 12 years ago.  Back then the talk was about all the concrete being used to fill what people called a "leak" at Beaver Dam.  To be honest, I haven't heard anything about it since.

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