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Tournament News | FLW Tour Table Rock Event CANCEL

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FLW

Outdoors announced Wednesday that the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour event

on Table Rock Lake has been canceled due to historic flooding in

southwest Missouri. The tournament was originally slated for May 5-8. In

regards to rescheduling the event, FLW Outdoors officials are exploring

various options. Further details will be announced as they become

available.

 

The water level at the Table Rock Dam

is currently sitting at 935.4 feet, having surpassed the previous record

high of 933 feet. Within the past four days, the lake has risen nearly

20 feet. Full pool is 915 feet.

 

“Our foremost concern is the safety of

the anglers,†said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW Outdoors Operations

Division. “The high water levels and floating debris make boat operation

hazardous. The decision to cancel was reached after multiple

discussions with state and local officials, and we felt it was

imperative to notify anglers before they began traveling to Branson.â€

 

“Given the current flood situation, we

recommended FLW Outdoors call off the event,†said Capt. Gary Haupt with

the Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. “The

water level is currently more than 2 feet higher than our highest

recorded level, and all lake access areas are closed. In conditions like

this, the possibility of both personal and property damage is greatly

increased. We’ve already revoked tournament permits through Sunday and

are in the process of revoking permits through May 8. We applaud FLW

Outdoors’ proactive decision.â€