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Old 02-28-2007, 07:17 PM
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A number of people have said that the lakes in Arkansas and Missouri are much prettier. But Grand is a not a Corps of Engineers lake and allows you to own to the water's edge and very liberal in allowing you to cut back vegetation below the take line to keep your view. You will not find that advantage on Table Rock or any Arkansas lakes. You can also put in a dock and a boathouse of your own rather than being restricted to a marina.

The south end of the lake is deep and clear and as beautiful as anything I have seen in the Ozarks.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Location: NW Arkansas
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Actually Grand Lake IS a Corp of Engineers Lake but built in 1942 prior to CoE maintaining riparian land so it does allow lots to go to the lake. Be aware that a survey "bust" left some private land floodable. Some 6' of it as I recall. Which means some flood maps do not show the correct "flood line" on there records. It is a problem on a flat lot. The steep ones are not so.

source was www.grandlakevistor.com
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:52 PM
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The only time the corp is involved in anything with Grand Lake is when water level exceeds 745, then and only then is when the corp controls water flow. So Grand really is NOT a corp lake in the normal definition of a corp of engineer lake, which normally has many restrictions on lake front ownership, private dock ownership/placement, etc. That is what makes Grand and Hudson unique and why so much development has occurred over the years.
Flood Control (http://www.grda.com/Water/floodcontrol.html - broken link)
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