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Table Rock Dam just opened 9 flood gates, #9 and #10 gates were already opened 2 feet each - the others I don't know how far they are opened but our lake level went from 706 to 709 feet.

We only got a small amount of rain this morning but Beaver Dam reports getting 1 inch. Beaver Lake is already 2 feet above power pool while Table Rock is right at power pool level.

It is super windy today and boating is very hard. But with 9 gates open, we are definitely going to see a lot of shad come over the dam. Will report back on fishing.

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Maybe my memory is wrong, but I thought the corps used to do winter draw downs on their lakes to setup to handle spring floods? If my memory is right, when did their philosophy change? Growing up Stockton lake would almost always be 5-10ft  low by the end of duck season. It's almost like they treat power pool these days as the bare minimum, but that's just not what I remember.

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Wow, this is great news,  well for my Hope's anyway.  Thanks for sharing 

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8 hours ago, MickinMO said:

Maybe my memory is wrong, but I thought the corps used to do winter draw downs on their lakes to setup to handle spring floods? If my memory is right, when did their philosophy change? Growing up Stockton lake would almost always be 5-10ft  low by the end of duck season. It's almost like they treat power pool these days as the bare minimum, but that's just not what I remember.

Well I'm not sure if this is right, only what I've heard in the past but the answer to your question could be it's different now because of a change in management.  Different management plan for sure and I think it's risky not drawing down the lakes.  It should start back in December and you'd think they'd use more hydro for power because it's cheaper than other sources, cleaner.  I know they have to balance everything... and yes it has changed.

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Nothing earth shattering here and I didn't see a date it was written, but this is somewhat interesting explanation from the Tulsa District about lake level management. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Portals/41/docs/library/td-pubs/how_lakes_managed.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXgPjH1ffgAhUs94MKHdCBCw0QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3L6v0wiNA6KQhXVU8I-vu6

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