August 19, 2012
Low water levels on the Osage River have exposed huge sandbars just below Bagnell Dam. The severe drought has restricted Ameren Missouri’s ability to generate power at the dam.
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From hosting skiers, boaters and fishermen to providing nourishment to livestock, bodies of water play a major role in everything from tourism to agriculture, especially in the summer — and some may be in danger of drying up.