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CITY OF BRANSON NEWS RELEASE March 28, 2005
AGENCIES WORKING WITH CITY TO EXEPEDITE
BRANSON LANDING PROJECT
Corps of Engineers, SPA, Empire Electric keeping water level conducive to lakeside construction
With portions of Branson Landing requiring construction adjacent to Lake Taneycomo and Roark Creek, city officials say they have received excellent cooperation from the Corps of Engineers, the Southwest Power Administration and Empire District Electric in keeping the lake level low for completing this project.
The low lake levels are necessary for building the 2,000-foot seawall that lines the Taneycomo waterfront and the new four-lane bridge over Roark Creek. Construction on both the seawall and bridge has already begun. “The Taneycomo lake level will remain low for about eight weeks to complete the seawall and piers that support the bridge,” said David Miller, Branson’s city engineer.
“The bridge is expected to have one lane finished and open in September to provide construction access to the Branson Landing site and alleviate additional downtown
traffic. All four lanes of the bridge will be open for traffic in spring 2006 in time for the Branson Landing opening.”
The Southwest Power Administration out of Tulsa, OK controls the amount of electrical power generated from Table Rock Dam, the Corps of Engineers controls the lake level of Table Rock Lake by releasing water when requested by SPA, and Empire District Electric Company controls generation at Power Site Dam that affects Taneycomo’s lake level. The average lake level for Taneycomo at this time of year is 703 feet above sea level. With the Landing and bridge construction, the level has been dropped to 701. “We’re only two feet below the average which should not have a major impact on recreational activity,” said Jim Martin of Benham Companies, the project manager for the Landing development. “I appreciate the Corps, SPA and Empire cooperating with us the next eight weeks to keep Branson Landing moving on target.”
Martin said the seawall is a time and material project. “The faster the contractor can complete the seawall, the more money saved by the city because the contractor is renting a lot of equipment to complete this job,” Martin said. Once the seawall and piers are installed, Martin said there should be no more need to artificially lower the lake level for the remainder of the Landing construction. To keep electricity flowing to the SPA during the eight-week period, the Corps of Engineers switches on the dam’s generators during the overnight hours. That gives the lake time to rise and recede before the seawall and bridge construction resumes in the mornings.
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