I can remember just a decade ago, when the flooding of the Bull Shoals river basin was a fairly rare occurrence. You know, a once ever three or four year deal. Times when excessive rainfall in the southwest Missouri region would do a number on the three large area reservoirs; Beaver, Table Rock and Bull Shoals. Those days now seem long ago.
Forsyth MO. – Once again, in mid March, a time when the official springs rains had not even arrived, the Bull Shoals Lake reservoir was filling up! A process, should it continue, would see two popular area recreational parks lost for yet another season.
As of the morning of March 20th, 2021, the water levels of the three reservoirs looked graphically like this;
While Beaver and Table Rock Lakes were only just above their normal power pool levels, it was looking like Bull Shoals was rapidly filling up! The most likely culprit would be the Bull Shoals dam in southern Arkansas holding back water.