Yes, They Opened Some Flood Gates

Yesterday around noon, the Corp opened five of the spillway gates. No, we

Five Gates

Five Gates

are not in a flood condition.  If you go to the Real Time website of the Corp of Engineers,  (http://www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil/pages/data/tabular/htm/tabrock.htm) you will see the following explanation.

“ATTENTION: One unit is offline for maintenance. Spillway gates are being used to make up for lost release capacity. The spillway release is approximately 5,000 cfs. [Total Release = Turbine Release + Spillway Release]”

The total release is around 15000 cfs.  According to their information, they plan to continue with spillway gates and generations until Table Rock is at 916 feet.  We are presently at 916.60 feet.  At that time they will shut down the gates and release only through the generators.

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