The Bagnell Dam floodgates were opened this morning to relieve high water levels at the lake.
Bagnell Dam operators are monitoring conditions upstream and downstream after another round of torrential rains swept through the Lake of the Ozarks area. Bagnell Dam reported 4 inches of rain fell Monday night into Tuesday morning. Another round of precipitation is expected within the next 24 hours.
As of Tuesday, the lake level was sitting at 559, nearing full pool of 660 feet above of sea level.
Truman Dam has completely shut down generation, holding back releasing any additional water into Lake of the Ozarks while floodgates at Bagnell Dam have been opened, discharging into an already swollen Osage River. The river is expected to continue to rise. Bagnell is currently discharging at a rate of 50,000 gallons cfs.
Property owners on the Osage River side of the dam should take precautionary action and monitor the rising waters.
Call 573-365-9205 for Ameren Missouri’s daily report on Lake of the Ozarks water levels, or visit AmerenMissouri.com/lake for hourly Lake water-level information.