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Here's an idea - only fishing allowed only on certain days of the week and times and wake boats and wave runners on others 

ie. - only fishing on Monday - Saturday - midnight - 2 pm and 6 pm - midnight

       Wake boats and wave runners - Monday - Saturday  2 pm - 6 pm and all day Sunday

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They also listed these goals and objectives on their website:

Goals and Objectives:
1) Examine original design criteria/assumptions for dams/reservoirs and compare those assumptions to actual conditions.

2) Evaluate current water needs and determine projected water needs in the basin.

 

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So I attended the meeting last night in Mountain Home. I wanted to provide some information from the meeting. I was told the meeting format was similar to the Highway Departments public meetings. There were no informative talks or open microphone sessions. They had people associated with the study stationed at several locations to provide information and converse with the public.

The USACE reiterated several times that the most impactful thing the public could do was submit written comments through the website (click here). They said these comments will be recorded as public record and should be addressed in the completion report. Of course, issues that receive a high number of comments would have much more weight than the issues that receive few comments.

I would encourage people to submit comments so your voice can be heard. Please remember the goals and objectives of the study are: 1) examine original design criteria/assumptions for dams/reservoirs and compare those assumptions to actual conditions and 2) evaluate current water needs and determine projected water needs in the basin.

I hope this doesn't discourage anyone from attending the Branson meeting on Oct 29th. I wanted to inform you all about what to expect when attending the meeting.

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mojorig, thanks for the details. Sounds a lot like the meetings a few years ago about the shoreline management plan. 

Mike

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I'm pretty sure the original need/purpose was #1 flood control and #2 power generation, flood control has been placed in a secondary position. 

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On 10/1/2019 at 8:32 AM, mojorig said:

So I attended the meeting last night in Mountain Home. I wanted to provide some information from the meeting. I was told the meeting format was similar to the Highway Departments public meetings. There were no informative talks or open microphone sessions. They had people associated with the study stationed at several locations to provide information and converse with the public.

The USACE reiterated several times that the most impactful thing the public could do was submit written comments through the website (click here). They said these comments will be recorded as public record and should be addressed in the completion report. Of course, issues that receive a high number of comments would have much more weight than the issues that receive few comments.

I would encourage people to submit comments so your voice can be heard. Please remember the goals and objectives of the study are: 1) examine original design criteria/assumptions for dams/reservoirs and compare those assumptions to actual conditions and 2) evaluate current water needs and determine projected water needs in the basin.

I hope this doesn't discourage anyone from attending the Branson meeting on Oct 29th. I wanted to inform you all about what to expect when attending the meeting.

Thank you for attending and including the link on which to make comments.  I'd suggest anyone concerned include their comments prior to 11-30-19 and like mojorig just said, the more comments they get on the same subjects the more weight they carry.   Here's what I wrote and feel free to copy, change, or wordsmith it however you choose: 

ACOE should be doing a study on 1.)  increased shoreline erosion, 2.) operational and recreational safety impacts to other boaters, 3.) damage to privately owned docks AND ACOE licensed Marinas that are being directly and clearly caused by the proliferation of these so-called "Wake-Boats" that are constructed to allow water ballast to be added to on-board tanks causing them to produce enormous, outsized boat wakes.  In addition to the damaging wakes these boats create, there is the impact of transferring invasive species such as the Zebra Mussel via the left-over water that is impossible to completely drain from the ballast tanks in these Wake-boats. 

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22 minutes ago, skeeter said:

Thank you for attending and including the link on which to make comments.  I'd suggest anyone concerned include their comments prior to 11-30-19 and like mojorig just said, the more comments they get on the same subjects the more weight they carry.   Here's what I wrote and feel free to copy, change, or wordsmith it however you choose: 

ACOE should be doing a study on 1.)  increased shoreline erosion, 2.) operational and recreational safety impacts to other boaters, 3.) damage to privately owned docks AND ACOE licensed Marinas that are being directly and clearly caused by the proliferation of these so-called "Wake-Boats" that are constructed to allow water ballast to be added to on-board tanks causing them to produce enormous, outsized boat wakes.  In addition to the damaging wakes these boats create, there is the impact of transferring invasive species such as the Zebra Mussel via the left-over water that is impossible to completely drain from the ballast tanks in these Wake-boats. 

Excellent comments!!!

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