Thursday, March 28, 2019

Which Website Is This?

Looking at some statistics, I suppose a bit of clarification is needed. This page is linked by a few of my owned domains, and you may have arrived here by any number of them, depending on your search results. To be clear, this web page is the home of the following web domains: : Look at any map of the lake and it's pretty easy to see it resembles a serpent of some sort and for many years the marketing efforts for the Lake of the Ozarks tried to use the "Magic Dragon" moniker for advertising. In fact, the annual car show and the Lake Ozark Fire Department still use it to this day. While I've always felt the imagery was appropriate, it never really took off as a brand. I always liked it though and will continue to promote this website under that primary web domain. Another domain I've owned for some time that was intended for a project involving virtual tours. It would have been sort of a Google Streetview for trails and rivers. But as the old saying goes, if you have a good idea there are already a hundred people working on it, but if you have a great idea a thousand people are working on it, and Google already has some hiking trails on Streetview, but no rivers. I'm looking at doing rivers as something to do in retirement but the rig is quite complex. But that's another story, for another blog, for another day. A fairly obvious domain good to cyber-squat. This domain is in recognition that while I primarily focus on the Lake of the Ozarks, my interests really run throughout the Ozark region. Another blog, another day...

Those are the three primary web domains that will bring you to this page and the reason for their existence. Just in case you were wondering. B

Friday, March 15, 2019

2019 Draw Down - Calling It!

I'm going to call the low for the 2019 draw down at 653.41 feet on March 8th at 11am. I've been fooled before but this level is solidly below the 9 year average of 654.82 and just a bit ahead of the average low date of March 11th, so it's a good bet (I just got back from Vegas) we won't go back down to that level again, especially with the rains we've had this week. It didn't last long so homeowners didn't get much opportunity to take advantage of the extra low levels, but things should stay seasonably low for the next 30 days so there's still a chance to get out to clean the shoreline and do repairs weather permitting, and the weather this weekend is looking pretty decent. Time to get to work!

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

February 2019 Lake Levels and Flow Rates

Yes, yes, I know, just another monthly lake level post. Let's just say I've been busy and the persistent cold weather has my bad attitude in high gear.

So on the draw down front. Are we there yet? I'd say no, we probably have another week or two before we hit rock bottom, but things are low. Just not as low as they usually get before the draw down is over. I'll post a comparison chart later and see if we can't do a little prognosticating on when we'll reach our maximum low for 2019, but typically it's around March 11th.

Here's the detail graph.

And the candlestick version.