Statement from Randy Richardson, Plant Manager-Ozark Beach dam, Liberty Utilities – “Heavy rain and flooding conditions in the lower Mississippi river valley have impacted several of the lakes in our Southwest Missouri area.
Flood debris recently caused damage to two sections of the spillway gates at our Ozark Beach dam on Lake Taneycomo. Because of the damage, these spillway gates can’t be raised due to broken or cracked air lines. A breach to the dam has not occurred, and there are no immediate safety concerns. Crews will repair the air line damage once the water level in Bull Shoals lake has dropped, allowing them to safely access the dam equipment. Until that time, residents may experience dropping lake levels at Lake Taneycomo.
If you plan on boating at Lake Taneycomo this week, please check the lake levels before entering the water and practice caution while traveling on the lake. Repairs will be made to our Ozark Beach dam as soon as conditions allow.”