The recent cold weather has caused an increase in demand for electricity through-out the lake area. To me the demand, Ameren Missouri Osage Energy Center will be generating electricity by releasing water into the Osage River. Property owners are urged to take appropriate measures to protect their docks from extreme damage. Normally there is a 20 to 24 hour delay from when the water is released from the dam until it reaches the Osage River. Ameren Missouri also reminds the public that water can be released from Bagnell Dam into the Osage River at anytime.