Thursday, February 02, 2017

January 2017 Lake Levels and Flow Rates

At the beginning of the year it looked as if Ameren was going to get a jump start on the annual drawdown of the lake, but little precipitation and low energy production allowed lake levels to creep back up toward the moving average. It's interesting that energy production, as indicated by flow over 3,750cfs, ramped up just as lake levels reached the moving average of about 657.5ft.

Expect lake levels to continue to drop in February as the drawdown continues. Data indicates the low lake level for the year will be 654ft on February 28th. Let's see how close I get!