Floodgates Wide Open


One or two times in an average year the floodgates at Bagnell Dam are opened wide to accomodate high water on the Osage River. If you're one of the relatively few people who have seen the show in person, I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is an awsome sight to behold.

For those of you who have never seen it, take a look at these fantastic photos shot by area resident Kevin Dreps. Kevin was on hand January 10, 2005, to capture this amazing display of power as 1,212,000 gallons per second roared through the floodgates. Those are great photos, Kevin. Thanks.

Thanks also to Bill Creger, Omaha, Nebraska, for sending the photographs to me.

Text © 2005 by Michael Gillespie. All rights reserved.