Tuesday, June 09, 2015

May 2015 Lake Levels,Discharge, and Osage River Levels

Despite all of the rain, May finished just below full pool, but a foot above the five year average for this time of year, as indicated by the dotted orange line.  As we can see by the green discharge rates peaking at licensed maximum of 35,000cfs, Ameren has been generating a lot of electricity. Discharge rates nearly maximum around the clock have a significant impact on the Osage River levels below Bagnell Dam, as can be seen by the chart below for the same period of time.

Notice that these swings in level starting on the 12th are almost 10 feet and remain high into June.