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This is the longest sustained high water that I remember since the lake was built. In the record high water year of 2011, by July 10, it had dropped to just under 1127. Level is 1129.95 now. The seven day forecast is dry and sunny. The Corps desperately needs to let Bull Shoals drop in case of more rain. A disaster would be for all three lakes to be full and then have flooding in the Beaver headwaters. Table Rock can hold seven more feet at this time, although the political climate is against high water on TR for some reason.

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It's all a balancing act. BS is the lake that's designed to hold lots of water without flooding homes/businesses. But it's the last of the lakes in the line. Beaver, at the head, is held just below power pool. Then TR and BS are balanced as to their percentage of flood water capacity. That's what they're doing now. They ran flood gates at TR because BS wasn't at the level that TR was. Now it is so they're not running gates at TR, only units. But if they both get to the level and the forecast is such that flood gates are needed, they'll cut it loose, at all the dams.

YES thankfully the rain is over for at least 10 days. You'd think we'd enter the summer, dry mode at some point!

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