Thursday, September 03, 2015

August 2015 Lake Levels and Discharge Rates

August was another strange month for lake levels, coming off the heals of the July flooding.  Notice the ON/OFF nature of Ameren's release of water (green) into the Osage River, swinging from virtually nothing, to full capacity and back again within 24 hours over many days.  Another major deviation for the month was the sustained pool level above 659' (blue line) going into September, deviating nearly a foot higher than the five year average (orange dotted).