Taneycomo Lake Real Estate and General Information

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Wonderful fishing and cool breezes, pontoon boats slowly drifting with the current, a very peaceful quiet area of Branson that was originally the White River before the dam was built. Now stocked with trophey winning trout, many are interested in retiring on Lake Taneycomo. With recent flooding in some areas is has been a concern for property owners, but there are many areas high on a bluff and out of a flood plain, and homes for sale along the bluffs providing breathtaking views. For more information on Taneycomo and real estate market along it's banks, please e-mail me! Here is a picture taken during the heat wave and we actually went for a swim in the 55 degree water, it was great!

Lake Taneycomo Old Dock

Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake or reservoir on the White River in the Ozark Mountains of Taney County, Missouri. The reservoir is named for the county in which it is located: Taney County, MO.Lake Taneycomo originated when the White River was confined by the completion of the Powersite Dam, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1913.[1] From 1913 until 1958 it was a warm water lake. In the 1930s, tourists began to be drawn to the lake and its nearby communities, Branson and Rockaway Beach. The completion of Table Rock Dam in 1958 changed the source of water to Taneycomo from that of the White River's flowing waters to the bottom tailwater of Table Rock Lake from the dam spillway and made it into a cold water lake. The clear cold waters from the deep tailwaters of Table Rock Lake pour out of the dam into Lake Taneycomo. In 1957, the Missouri Department of Conservation constructed the Shepherd of the Hills Trout Hatchery.[2] All methods of trout fishing — fly fishing, artificial bait, and live bait fishing — may be used year-round to pursue trout that inhabit the waters of Lake Taneycomo.   

Lake Taneycomo has the characteristics of both a river and a lake. The shallow colder water, located near the Table Rock Dam, averages 48 degrees F, resembles a river and permits wading and bank fishing for trout. The average temperature of the water gets warmer and the depth of the lake deepens to more than 50 feet (15 m) near the Powersite Dam in Forsyth. When Table Rock Dam is generating power its current is very strong throughout its whole length, its water temperature drops, and for all practical purposes it becomes a very deep, cold, fast running river. Exactly how deep, cold, and fast depends on how many generators are being used to generate electricity at Table Rock Dam.

Lake Taneycomo offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. People accessing Lake Taneycomo are able to visit area restaurants, accommodations, shopping, and shows in the Branson area.



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Comments (3)

Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Great blog Carrie, I'm up in Ozark and love that area. So pretty!! Great blog! Hope you get lots of leads from it! :) Have a great weekend.

Sep 09, 2011 01:57 PM
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Beautiful picture, Carrie and a nice read on the local history.

Sep 16, 2011 09:43 AM
Carrie Ann Higgs
Branson House Realty - Branson, MO
Your Key To The Ozarks

Thank you both for your comments and for reading!  

Sep 18, 2011 07:57 AM