LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The Lake has crested and there is no rain in sight for the week ahead. "At least we can say the worst is behind us," Bagnell Dam Operator Alan Sullivan said Tuesday morning. 

The Lake Level reached a high of 663.83 between 6-8 p.m. last night and receded to 663.2 as of 8 a.m. this morning. The crest was the highest seen since the flood of 1986 and the second flood this year to drown properties at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Osage River should drop two feet as Ameren reduces flow from 104,000 to 97,000 cubic feet per second.

Property owners on the Lake of the Ozarks should also see more relief, but Truman Dam will soon release water. Truman did not release water during the flooding event, experiencing levels as high as 719 feet above sea level, 13 feet above the 706 winter norm.

The flood on Lake of the Ozarks submerged homes, broke docks away from the shoreline, damaged boats and washed away roads causing unknown millions of dollars in damage. 

LakeExpo.com will continue to report about the damage, emergency response, photography and will bring to readers an explanation of flood management from Bagnell Dam Operators.