Crews Begin Recovery of Vehicles Lost in Lake Taneycomo After Historic Flooding


LAKE TANEYCOMO, Mo. — The Department of Natural Resources have retrieved five of 11 vehicles from the bottom of Lake Taneycomo.

The cars were swept down Fall Creek over a mile back in May during historic flooding.

Crews began removing the cars Friday but were hindered by dense fog. That effort continued Saturday.

They worked in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers, who had to shut the flow of water from Table Rock Dam to keep workers safe.

“They were scattered all along the creek and we could not actually find the rest of them for I think almost a week. We finally had someone a freind of mine call in and say, ‘hey, I found your cars.’ We’ve been working ever since to try and get them out. We were really hopeful that we could get this all done this weekend but it is really time consuming.” Sierra Dobson, secretary for Fall Creek Motors, said.

Eight vehicles belong to Fall Creek Motors. Three have not yet been claimed.

Crews will now regroup and set future dates to remove the remaining hazards.

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