- Posted May 31, 2011 by
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Mississippi River flooding
Record Release from Bull Shoals Dam at White River
At 8:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2011, Bull Shoals Lake is at 695.10 ft.
All 17 spillway gates are opened 2.4 feet. 58,600 cubic feet per second is being made from Bull Shoals, which is a record release for the 60-year-old structure.
A record crest of 696.51 was achieved at 5 p.m. Friday due to record rainfall, exceeding the Spring 2008 lake levels.
In the spring of 2008, Bull Shoals reached its highest water level since 1957. The lake crested at 695.02 feet above sea level, prompting the Army Corps of Engineers to open the floodgates to relieve the lake from further flooding.