Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

lake_name = Table Rock Lake
image_lake = Table Rock Dam.jpg
caption_lake = Table Rock Dam, in Branson, Missouri, impounds the White River and forms the lake.
image_bathymetry =
caption_bathymetry =
location = Missouri/Arkansas
coords = coord|36|34|00|N|93|18|0|W|type:waterbody_region:US|display=inline,title
type = artificial lake
inflow = White River
outflow = White River
catchment =
basin_countries = United States
length =
width =
depth =
max-depth =
area = 43,100 acres (174 km²)
volume = convert|3462000|acre.ft|km3|abbr=on|lk=on
shore = Flood Pool- 857 milesNormal Pool- 745 miles
elevation = 915 ft (279 m)
cities = Branson, Missouri

Table Rock Lake is a man-made lake or Reservoir in The Ozarks of southern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. It is impounded by Table Rock Dam constructed in 1954-1958 on the White River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is one of the tourist draws for the nearby town of Branson, Missouri. There are several commercial marinas along the lake, and Table Rock State Park is located on the east side both north and south of Table Rock Dam. Beneath the dam, the Missouri Department of Conservation operates a fish hatchery, which is used to stock trout in Lake Taneycomo. The cold water discharged from the dam creates an excellent trout fishing environment in Lake Taneycomo.

Lake temperature

The lake temperature varies according to season:
* Spring: 56 to 77 °F
* Summer: 85 to 90 °F
* Fall: 71 to 82 °F
* Winter: 42 to 47 °F

Lake Data

"(This data was collected from the corps of engineers Table Rock Lake website)

"Dam and Outlet Measurements"

*Length of dam- 6,423 feet
*Length of concrete section- 1,602 feet
*Maximum height of dam above stream bed- 252 feet
*Concrete in dam- 1,230,000 cubic yards
*Earth in embankment- 3,320,000 cubic yards
*Length of spillway- 531 gross feet
*Spillway crest gates size- 45x37 feet
*Outlet conduits size- 4x9 feet"Dam elevations above mean sea level"
*Top of dam- 947 feet
*Spillway crest- 896 feet"Lake elevations above mean sea level"
*Top of flood control pool- 931 feet
*Top of normal pool- 915 feet"Surface area of lake"
*Flood control pool- 52,300 acres
*Normal pool- 43,100 acres"Maximum storage capacity"
*Flood control pool- 760,000 acre feet"Shoreline Length"
*Flood control pool- 857 miles
*Normal Pool- 745 miles"Other"
*Power drawdown and dead- 2,702,000
*Lake total- 3,462,000"Power Generating Data"
*Number of generating units- 4
*Rated capacity for each unit- 50,000 kilowatts
*Station installed capacity- 200,000 kilowatts

Flood Control

The original purpose of the lake was for flood control on the white river. The dam had been authorized a month earlier under the Flood Control Act of September 3, 1943. The lake has a fluctuation of 16 feet. When the lake is above the maximum flood pool, excess water goes over the auxiliary overflow spillway at the north end of the dam.


* "Wake Up to Table Rock Lake", pamphlet available at the Table Rock Dam Visitors' Center

External links

* [ Table Rock Lake Corps of Engineers website]

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