Thursday, January 25, 2024

2023 Total Flow Infographic

 I have a lot of catching up to do, but off-hand I'd say 2023 may have broke some records, at least as far as total flow through the dam is concerned, going as far back as 2009. I usually measure the total amount of water passing through Bagnell Dam per year in the BILLIONS of gallons. This year, not even 1 billion gallons. The dam was operational for power generation only a bit over 10% of the time. In terms of marketable power sold on the grid, versus operation costs, I think last year was an unprofitable one.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

2023 Monthly Lake Level Summary

 This is what drought looks like at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's not about the lake levels, their fairly normal, but look at those flow rates! We'll be diving in to this one a bit, later.