Falling Lake Levels Prompt Corps To Urge Caution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Officials of the Army Corps of Engineers urge boaters, dock owners and visitors at its White River Basin lakes to take extra safety measures because of low lake levels.  Cold weather has fueled demand for hydroelectricity from five Corps dams in the basin.  Below normal rainfall has reduced inflow into the…

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Did you know these facts about Branson’s surging, yet almost forgotten river?

  Branson, Missouri is blessed with three pristine lakes: Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake. Surging underneath each of them is their main source of water; Branson’s almost forgotten White River. Here’s a few facts about this important river that’s such a large part of Branson’s past, present, and future: Origin of…

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Wouldn’t your family enjoy the Ozark’s beauty of Table Rock Lake’s Lakeshore Trail?

“The ‘Table Rock Lakeshore Trail’ (Trail), the result of a collaborative effort between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Herschend Family Entertainment Inc., is just one of the many different types of activities Branson visitors can enjoy year round,” said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing…

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Here’s five answers to commonly asked questions about Branson’s Lake Taneycomo

It used to be that most of the millions of people who came to Branson never even knew that Lake Taneycomo existed. With the opening of Branson Landing, the largest development in Branson’s history however, that changed. The 95-acre, $435 million public/private multiuse project spans 1.5 miles of waterfront on Lake Taneycomo. Its combination of…

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Six boating safety suggestions for the unique conditions of Lake Taneycomo

In a piece written on Sep. 6, 2012, entitled, Be “dam” safe – Wear a Personal Flotation Device on Lake Taneycomo, I wrote about my personal experience of what happened when I fell out of a boat into upper Lake Taneycomo and was totally immersed in its cold 48 degree water. I fell in about…

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Government shutdown finally closes Table Rock Lake Visitors Center

BRANSON, Mo., October 14, 2013 –  – Because of the impacts of the government shutdown and lack of funding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District closed the Dewey Short Visitor’s Center at Table Rock Lake in Branson until further notice. “Due to the exhaustion of Table Rock funding and an absence of…

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“Moonshine Beach,” Branson’s main public use beach reopens July 15

BRANSON, Mo. – “The timing and the good news couldn’t be better,” said Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center, when referring to the recent announcement by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that the Corps operated Moonshine Beach, on Table Rock Lake, will reopen on July 15. Moonshine Beach, the…

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BTC Branson Bits: The White River and Branson’s Tri-Lakes

From its headwaters, located about 92 road miles southwest of Branson, Missouri and just west of Boston, Arkansas, the White River begins its unusual 760 mile journey to its junction with the Mississippi River. Along the way, the upper White River loses its identity, as it flows through various impoundments that have been put in…

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Exciting changes and opportunities for Central Pro-Am Anglers during 2011

(Branson, MO) “It doesn’t get much more exciting than this for fishermen in regional bass tournaments,” said Levi Kurtright, the Director of Marketing for Branson.Com and the Branson Tourism Center. “The recently announced 2011 schedule for the Central Pro-Am Association (CPAA), the premier regional leader in Pro-Am and Team bass tournaments and its 2011 program…

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Ozark Mountain High Road closes for triathlon the morning of September 19

“People planning to use the Ozark Mountain High Road, State Highway 465, on the morning of Sunday, September 19 should plan to use an alternate route,” advises Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center.”The road will be closed that morning to facilitate the running of the inaugural “K-Swiss Ironman 70.3,” a…

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