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Old 05-19-2017, 11:40 AM   #136
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I dumped 1/2" from last night.

NWS Springfield:

With potentially two more rounds of rain affecting the region,
will go ahead and keep the flash flood watch going over our
western counties and have included Barry/Stone/Lawrence counties.


Severe weather predicted for north of I-44, with a possibility of some south of I-44.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:23 PM   #137
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This could be the night.

Lotsa nasty-looking stuff, tracking more to Springfield and north than to Branson, but it extends way past Wichita Falls, so stuff further down now could be further south when it gets here.

6"-8" totals in large areas in OK, and still coming down. Lotsa training.

Nasty stuff.

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Old 05-20-2017, 06:20 AM   #138
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We actually got spared. Instead of the system training over us, it has slid to the east. Where it trained, there has been as much 15".

3" in our gauge, and the ditches are running.

TRL is 4 feet under floodstage. Beaver is less than a foot. Bull Shoals is less than 3 feet.

Water is being released on to Bull Shoals, and Bull Shoals release is 26000 cfs.

The James at Galena has turned up 3 feet in about seven hours, but is nowhere near the crest it will hit later today. Gauge height at both Springfield and Galena is heading straight up. Well over floodstage in Springfield.

It looks like for now TRL release is matching what's coming in, but more will be coming in shortly.

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:07 AM   #139
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Wow . . . highly calibrated gauge!
Davis Vantage Vue electronic weather station....yeah, I'm a "weather geek"

It uses a "tipping spoon" that's like a miniature "see-saw" with little spoons on each end. When the one spoon fills with precip it tips down to empty and that tipping motion is sensed and recorded. I always record less than nearby neighbors with the good old tubular style rain gauges so it makes me wonder which one is accurate.

2.42 inches since yesterday. Just what we don't need. But at least Bull is now able to discharge water.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:14 AM   #140
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Looks like they will be releasing water into Bull Shoals weather they want to or not.
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Just been informed that there's a bladder stuck in the down position on the top of Powersite's spill gate. They think it's a airhose that's come off and they can't inflate the bladder. This keeps the level of Taneycomo at it's "normal" level. The bladders are deflated when they want to move more water through the lake at a lower level. Under normal flows, the bladders are inflated to keep it at the high or normal level.

Bull Shoals will have to be dropped quite a bit before this repair happens. When they do the work, they'll have to draw Taney down for the duration of the repair. No telling when this will happen but it won't be for a while (weeks). Until then, Taney will be running a little low and fast. Most people won't even notice the difference.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:36 AM   #141
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@NOTJB.... you better hang on, grab your floaties.. Its going to get bad in a big hurry I think..
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:21 AM   #142
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Looks like they will be releasing water into Bull Shoals weather they want to or not.
Your (Freudian) slip is showing.

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #143
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We might as well add Taneycomo to the list. Here's the official information on it:


Water Level is measured at the Branson Lakeside RV Park adjacent to the Taneycomo Bridge, in downtown Branson.
- The Power Pool for Lake Taneycomo is 701.3 feet above sea level.
- The waterfront road in the Campground is at 703.8 (an tone will sound on this site, when the level reaches 703.8).
- The Branson Landing waterfront boardwalk is at 705 feet.
- The Branson Landing Boulevard approach to the new Taneycomo Bridge is at 722 feet.
- Branson Landing Boulevard at Main Street is at 730 feet.
- The decks of the Historic Taneycomo Bridge and of the Highway 65 Bridge to Hollister are both at 750 feet.
- The intersection of Main Street and Commercial Street is at 765 feet.


http://www.bransonmo.gov/110/Lake-Level

And here's where it is now:

Most recent instantaneous value: 703.85 05-20-2017 09:45 CDT

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=07053820
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:13 AM   #144
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The James River has risen 8 feet at Springfield and 4 1/2 feet at Galena in the last 11 hours. To express that relative to TRL, it is at 933.

The Kings River at Berryville has risen 4 feet in the last 11 hours.

Neither has crested.

TRL is 6 feet higher at Galena and 2 feet higher at Beaver than it is at the dam.

Do the math.

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:36 AM   #145
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The James River has risen 8 feet at Springfield and 4 1/2 feet at Galena in the last 11 hours. To express that relative to TRL, it is at 933.

The Kings River at Berryville has risen 4 feet in the last 11 hours.

Neither has crested.

TRL is 6 feet higher at Galena and 2 feet higher at Beaver than it is at the dam.

Do the math.
I did the math., looks bad. people better brace themselves.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #146
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James and Kings both running 6 feet high, still headed for TRL.

Beaver's right at flood stage, and rising, releasing into TRL.

TRL 3 1/2 feet from flood stage, and rising.

Taneycomo at 703.96. In the campground a bit.

Bull Shoals 2.4 feet from flood stage, with heavy release.

Next rain forecast:

An upper level low will spread south out of the northern Plains Monday
into Tuesday and will bring some chances for scattered showers and
storms to the area Monday into Tuesday.

Another upper level disturbance will then track across the region next
weekend and could bring additional shower and storm chances to
the area.

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Old 05-21-2017, 01:56 PM   #147
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@NOTJB.. how about an update..?
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:47 PM   #148
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@NOTJB.. how about an update..?
Lotsa water still coming from Beaver and James. Being passed on.

The total under flood stage in all three lakes is about 4 feet.

Still a very dangerous situation with rain in the forecast.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:16 PM   #149
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Still just 4 feet under floodstage total for all three lakes.

Just one good rain away from big problems.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #150
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Drove across Norfork Dam today -- not discharging at all other than the minimum flow discharge always going for trout fishing. Norfork Lake is very high, looked higher to me today than it did last Monday when I was in the area.
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