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Water from Lake of the Ozarks rapidly flows into the Osage River when all 12 floodgates of Bagnell Dam are partially opened. The photo was taken in August after a 10-inch rainfall caused flash flooding in local rivers and creeks. An emergency drill put on by Ameren last week was in response to a similar, but worse, situation.

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Ameren stages catastrophe drill

More than a dozen disaster agencies staged a drill last week to simulate how they would respond in the Lake of the Ozarks should Truman Dam fail upstream.

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