Table Rock Lake receding after record levels

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri is receding from record levels after absorbing more than a foot of rain in the last week.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the lake crested Wednesday at 935.47 feet and then began to drop. The lake normally is kept at about 915 feet.

Lake manager Greg Oller says part of the drop came after a significant decrease in water being released from Beaver Lake. On Wednesday, Beaver Lake was releasing water at a rate of 16,500 cubic feet per second, down from 72,000 cubic feet per second Tuesday.

The Joplin Globe reports that Table Rock Dam was releasing a record 68,000 cubic feet of water per second into Lake Taneycomo to further reduce water levels before more rain falls this weekend.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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