When winter hits, Lake Area residents know what’s coming. Every year Ameren Missouri starts the lake draw down which is something they’re required to do and also allows residents to do repairs or create new seawalls as well as working on docks while the water is down. Brian Vance with Ameren offers tips to lake area residents on how to prepare for the drawdown if you live on the water
Alan Sullivan with Ameren says it’s a requirement with their license to run the dam and manage the lake to do the draw down
Sullivan says the reason they’re required to do so is mostly for flood control. If you have any questions about the draw down or what the lake level will be, you’re encouraged to call Ameren to find out.