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Lake Levels And Flow Plan


Phil Lilley

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Well, this is unusual to get so much rain in August. The possibility of the Corp opening flood gates now is looming. Most times when Table Rock's level shoots past 920 feet like it is about to usually means flood gates will open shortly.

I don't mind flood gates in the winter or spring but in 2008 (or 2009, not sure) when they opened them in September, it did a number on our brown trout. I think the one good thing we have going for us is that Table Rock's water level is much cooler than normal for August.

One thing's for sure... we'll have plenty of generation for quite some time now. This funky weather system needs to move off the Midwest!

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Great... Going down there this weekend. Now wondering if I should take the boat or plan on fishing off the porch :rolleyes:

fish, take the boat and go down lake from Lilley's. that's what we usually do, or run up to the cable and do the whitewater drift.

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Yesterdays Branson paper had an article that said T/R Dam operations director Greg Ollier thought the lake was going to hold the water without much worry.

What a difference a day makes. 24 little hours.

Just once I wish a trout would wink at me!

ozarkflyfisher@gmail.com

I'm the guy wearing the same Simms longbilled hat for 10 years now.

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If they do end up pushing a ton of water through and we are going to fish any way from the boat. Where would you guys recommend putting in at? I've never boated taney but, the guys are bringing down a boat and want to fish with it, sounds like it might be necessary any way. I figure they will be just drifting crawlers etc, and I'm probably going to throw some bigger streamers and see if the high water has anything stirring.

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Table Rock is still below 920 feet. With all the rivers and creek flooding south and east of here, it's easy to think our lakes are in trouble. They aren't.

Table Rock is going to release some from their flood gates this afternoon but only because there is one of four turbines down at the dam for maintenance. They are going to release enough water through the gate(s) to make up for the down turbine- that's all for now at least.

I have had VERY good fishing when the flood gates are opened at Table Rock. Water temp coming over will be between 70 and 80 degrees and water from the turbines has been about 48. Trout will avoid the warmest water but will like the mix of the two- they always have.

I see no issues with fishing except "4" units of water running for a while.

Yea- a boat would be best. And white jigs!!!

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No ramps are affected. Our levels aren't unusually high at all.

You might have some issues boating down past Bus 65 bridge. I guess there are a couple of docks wrapped around the bridge pilings from Turkey Creek. They were blown out of the creek last night. I told someone at lunch today - I saw on the radar little spots of pink popping up on the radar last night right along the MO/AR state line. I bet one of those pink spots sat on top on the Turkey Creek drainage and dumped a ton of water, enough to flood Hollister and wash all the docks out of the creek.

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