LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – After keeping the Lake near full pool for the last two months, Bagnell Dam operators have gradually dropped the lake a full foot over the last 10 days.
The dam will run at medium to light generation over the weekend leaving the Lake near current levels of 658.6 and keeping the Osage River low.
If operators stick to the Lake Ozark Guide curve, and rainfall is normal, the water level will drop an additional 6 inches between now and the end of September before stabilizing at 658 until November when the Lake again raises a foot to 659. The annual drawdown to make room for spring rain usually occurs January through March.
Lake Level Sept. 1, 2011
Lake of the Ozarks: 658.66
River Level: 561.8
Truman Lake: 704.6
Surface Water Temp: 84F at Bagnell Dam
Lake Ozark Operational Data Sept. 1, 2011
Harry S Truman Dam Head Level at Midnight – 716.4 FT
Harry S Truman Dam Outflow – 500.0 SFD
Lake Ozark Inflow – 1,136.0 SFD
Lake Ozark Inflow 7 Day Avg – 858.0 SFD
Prescribed Minimum Flow – 900.0 CFS
Bagnell Dam Discharge – 922.3 SFD