Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023
The annual winter drawdown of the Lake of the Ozarks will begin soon.
Here’s the latest update for boat and dock owners according to Ameren Missouri – which says its Osage generation plans are subject to rainfall and grid load demands, but Lake Level Discussion Osage is scheduled for minimum generation through the week.
It’s forecast also says dock owners on the lake should make provisions for levels down to 651 as well as icing conditions.
The current projection is that the lake will drop to approximately 654 by mid-Feb depending on weather conditions and power needs.
Dock owners along the Osage River should also know that water releases from the dam for power generation can occur at any time.
When icing on the river occurs, docks can be damaged when rising river levels break up the ice.
Ameren recommends that docks be pulled up on shore to avoid damage in the winter