BRANSON, Mo. – The Corps of Engineers is reminding interested persons that the deadline to submit new shoreline activity requests for Table Rock Lake is drawing near.
Beginning Feb. 1 the Corps will temporarily halt the acceptance of new requests to establish a baseline number of permits and docks on the lake for officials to use while revising its 19-year-old shoreline management plan. New requests must be received or postmarked by Jan. 31.
This temporary halt will not affect shoreline renewal requests.
“The Table Rock Project Office has received around 100 new shoreline activity request since we announced the date for the temporary halt back on Dec. 1, 2014,” said Dana Coburn, Project Manager for the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan update. “We are focusing first on the new requests to have those processed as promptly as possible, then we will process renewals, which are not affected by this update, as quickly as our limited manpower and funding constraints allow.”
New shoreline activity requests will not be accepted during the shoreline management plan update and all zoning and shoreline management regulations will remain in effect until the plan is complete. The update is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
The shoreline management plan for Table Rock Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use.
A series of public workshops will be held in the spring to inform the public about the process used to update the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. The workshops will also allow project personnel to gather information from local residents and lake visitors. The locations, dates and times of these workshops will be announced in the near future.
At the public workshops, representatives from the Corps of Engineers will present an overview on the shoreline management plan update process. Anyone with any interest in the future management of Table Rock Lake is encouraged to attend.
For more information about the shoreline management plan revision process visit the following website: http://go.usa.gov/MGqh.
Release no. 15-004