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Does anyone know how Turkey Creek fared in this afternoon's storms? We saw a news clip about the damage in Hollister.

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There's a Turkey Creek near me here in AZ.  I assume that's not the one you mean.

 

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Kirk got it. We've stayed there a few times. It is right on the river and has been known to flood. It is surrounded by hills, so maybe less likely to be hit by a tornado.

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On 6/1/2019 at 8:05 PM, kb0zke said:

Kirk got it. We've stayed there a few times. It is right on the river and has been known to flood. It is surrounded by hills, so maybe less likely to be hit by a tornado.

Exactly. If the place is surrounded by hills, then what kind of flood can we talk about? Perhaps this is such a PR move?

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3 hours ago, Tom Cooper said:

Exactly. If the place is surrounded by hills, then what kind of flood can we talk about? Perhaps this is such a PR move?

No, not a PR move!  Hollister has flooded often by the Taneycomo River.  Water coming down from those 'hills' add to it.  Here's a time-lapse short video of a flood in 2017.  Watch the water rise at the home.

 

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1 hour ago, 2gypsies said:

No, not a PR move!  Hollister has flooded often by the Taneycomo River.  Water coming down from those 'hills' add to it.  Here's a time-lapse short video of a flood in 2017.  Watch the water rise at the home.

 

Wow, this is very sad. I hope this does not happen again. But in any case, it raised attention around them.

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We stayed there for 3 weeks in July.  Turkey creek runs along the back side of the property, and flows into the Taneycomo river about 2 blocks downstream.  When heavy rains occur, it's not just the water flowing into the creek and river that causes the flooding.  There is also Taneycomo Lake upstream of the park that rises, and the dam operator releases water downstream.  When we were there, there was only 1 site between us and Turkey Creek.  2 days before we got there, our site and the ones on either side of us were evacuated because the creek flooded them all. We were lucky that it dried up before we pulled in.

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On 6/1/2019 at 11:05 AM, kb0zke said:

 It is surrounded by hills, so maybe less likely to be hit by a tornado.

Hills don't necessarily mean anything when it comes to tornadoes. Growing up in tornado alley taught me that. Search for "Burnett's Mound Topeka" or "Tornadoes Colorado Mountains".

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The name of the river through Branson & Hollister is the White River but that strecth of river is one series of lakes, with Table Rock Lake just above, empting into Lake Tanneycomo, which then emptys into Bull Shoals Lake, which then returns to the White River once more. I suspect it is one of the most contained stretchs of river in the US. Chindog is right about Turkey Creek which does back up to that area when/if Lake Tanneycomo reaches flood stage. I suspect that the RV park may be in a floodplain as RV parks often are. 

Upstream from Table Rock Lake is Beaver Lake.

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2 hours ago, Kirk W said:

 I suspect that the RV park may be in a floodplain as RV parks often are. 

Your suspicion is absolutely correct! If you plug the address of the park into the FEMA floodplain maps tool you will see it is totally in a designated floodplain.

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Here's a map of the area.  As Kirk stated, the White River doesn't really exist as a river in the Branson/Hollister area.  At this point it is incorporated into the area lakes - Table Rock Lake/Taneycomo Lake.  Growing up in Missouri we spent a lot of time on those lakes.... beautiful area.  Excellent fishing and very nice Corp of Engineer campgrounds.

https://www.branson.com/pdf/branson-chamber-map.pdf

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Yes, the campground floods regularly. One of the times we were there the hosts told about having to move several rigs to higher ground without the owners being present. Being an Escapees park, everyone present pitched in. They didn't tell us where the owners were (maybe enjoying a show), but there was little, if any, damage to the rigs.

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