Tuesday, January 03, 2017

December 2016 Lake Levels and Flow Rates

Another year comes to a close and the final monthly report for 2016.  Please forgive the slight delay in posting due to the holidays.  Here's hoping for a great 2017. But let's be honest, besting 2016 shouldn't be too hard.

Levels started in sync with the 5 year moving average until mid-month when it appears Ameren decided on getting an early start to the winter draw down, dropping the lake nearly a foot below the average for this time of year. The upward spike in the moving average (grey line) around Christmas is due to last years flooding skewing the numbers.  This anomaly is something we'll see for another four years in the data, barring a record low during that same period in the coming years to offset it.

Hopefully, I'll get all of that fun end of year statistics done and posted by the end of the week!