Monday, October 27, 2014

Bagnell Dam Construction - Turbine Inlets

This is a very interesting picture looking almost due south at the dam before the lake filled. We can see the eight turbine inlets in the foreground and floodgates in the background below the gantry cranes. What's notable is the smaller gates at the far left, nearly half the size of the others, used for the "service" turbines to supply power to Bagnell Dam itself for operations.  Restricted only by permitted water flow, the Osage Energy Center is capable of using all ten generators to produce electricity for the grid.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Boating

A beautiful fall day on the Lake of the Ozarks and it was little surprise that more than a few boaters were taking advantage.  This small boat was shooting a relatively large rooster tail (surface drive?) and seemed to be enjoying having the lake to himself.