Table Rock Lake

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Table Rock Lake
Aerial photo of Table Rock Dam, in Branson, Missouri, which impounds the White River and forms the lake.
LocationMissouri / Arkansas
Coordinates36°34′00″N 93°18′0″W / 36.5666667°N 93.3°W / 36.5666667; -93.3Coordinates: 36°34′00″N 93°18′0″W / 36.5666667°N 93.3°W / 36.5666667; -93.3
Lake typereservoir
Primary inflowsWhite River, James River, Kings River
Primary outflowsWhite River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area43,100 acres (174 km2)
Max. depth220 feet (67 m)
Water volume3,462,000 acre·ft (4.270 km3)
Shore length1Flood Pool- 857 miles (1,379 km)

Normal Pool- 745 miles (1,199 km)

Surface elevation915 ft (279 m)
SettlementsBranson, Missouri
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
 
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Table Rock Lake
Aerial photo of Table Rock Dam, in Branson, Missouri, which impounds the White River and forms the lake.
LocationMissouri / Arkansas
Coordinates36°34′00″N 93°18′0″W / 36.5666667°N 93.3°W / 36.5666667; -93.3Coordinates: 36°34′00″N 93°18′0″W / 36.5666667°N 93.3°W / 36.5666667; -93.3
Lake typereservoir
Primary inflowsWhite River, James River, Kings River
Primary outflowsWhite River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area43,100 acres (174 km2)
Max. depth220 feet (67 m)
Water volume3,462,000 acre·ft (4.270 km3)
Shore length1Flood Pool- 857 miles (1,379 km)

Normal Pool- 745 miles (1,199 km)

Surface elevation915 ft (279 m)
SettlementsBranson, Missouri
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Table Rock Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in The Ozarks of southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas. The lake 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. Downstream from 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 a trout fishing environment in Lake Taneycomo.

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Lake air temperature

The lake area temperature varies according to season:

Lake data

Dam and Outlet Measurements[1]

Dam elevations above mean sea level[1]

Lake elevations above mean sea level[1]

Surface area of lake[1]

Table Rock Dam during the April 2008 flood with all flood gates open

Maximum storage capacity[1]

Shoreline length[1]

Other[1]

Power generating data[1]

Flood control

The original purpose of the reservoir 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 reservoir has a fluctuation of 16 feet (4.9 m). When the reservoir is above the maximum flood pool, excess water goes over the auxiliary overflow spillway at the north end of the dam.

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