The past week has seen over 16 inches of rain in NW Arkansas and southern Missouri. Rivers and lakes are flooded to record levels and it will be weeks before anything returns to normal. The dam in the picture is Table Rock dam which is the second in line in a chain of dams on the White River. Below Table Rock is Lake Taneycomo of which is a fairly decent trout fishery. The older residential parts of Branson rim this lake as well as Branson Landing. The landing has a Bass Pro shops and up until Thursday had a Bass Pro dock. The enormous water release caused the dock to break free and travel many miles downstream before they could capture it.
By the numbers-
Standard pool level in Table Rock is 915ft above sea level, it crested at a touch over 935.
Table Rock Lake is 43,100 acres, in 24 hours the lake rose 7 ft or more.
The picture shows the maximum water release of 68,000 cubic feet per second.
All this water will make it's way from Table Rock downstream to Bull Shoals lake. It is the river below Bull Shoals that is the fabled waters of the White River known for some amazing trout fishing. We will not be wading that river anytime soon.
Didymo is now Didy-gone. Most doubt that this snot can take releases of 68,000cfs.