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About Lake Taneycomo
This is a man-made ‘reservoir’, more like a flooded river, in the Missouri Ozarks in Taney County, Missouri. It gets it’s name from this location: Taney – COunty – Missouri (MO). Lake Taneycomo was created when the White River was dammed with the completion of Powersite Dam in Forsyth, Missouri in 1913.
Before Powersite Dam was built, the White River was a warm water river. After Table Rock Lake was created above Powersite Dam by the construction of Table Rock Dam, Lake Taneycomo became a cold water trout fishery. The Missouri Department of Conservation operates the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery at the base of Table Rock Dam. The cool water flowing from the depths of Table Rock Lake provides year-round Lake Taneycomo water temperature control for trout habitat. Some content taken from Wikipedia.
More About Lake Taneycomo Water Temperature
The water temperature of Lake Taneycomo is influenced heavily by Table Rock Dam, which releases cold water from about 180′ deep from Table Rock Lake. Lake Taneycomo water temperatures generally stick in the low to mid 50’s year round. This cooler water temperature creates an excellent fishery for cool water species such as rainbow & brown trout. Lake Taneycomo water temperatures rise the closer one gets to Powersite Dam, where bass, crappie and other fish can be found.