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Old 11-02-2019, 10:00 AM   #1
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Spillway gates open at Table Rock

5 of 10 gates were opened at Table Rock on 10/29.

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Old 11-02-2019, 12:11 PM   #2
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Fall releases through the turbines alone can adversely effect the fish population in Taneycomo due to reduced dissolved oxygen. It can be done with the addition of injected liquid oxygen. But that is an expensive process. The addition of flood gates opened just enough to equal the release of a couple units is a much more economical way. The problem is that it can also increase the water temperature because it is taking water from closer to the surface. Fortunatly for the trout population in Taneycomo, the surface temperature of Table Rock has dropped considerably. Mixing with the cold water coming through the turbines from much deeper, the temperature of Taneycomo is at a survivable level for the trout.
Quite a balancing act between flood control, power generation, recreation, habitat, and environmental issues.
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