Wednesday, January 31, 2018

3 Ways to Take Advantage of Lower Lake Levels

Each winter season, Ameren lowers the water levels of the Lake of the Ozarks in order to make room for the excess water from the heavy spring rains to come. At the beginning of April, Ameren will begin to raise the lake level again. The goal is to have the lake back to full pool by late May, just in time for boating season. Until then, waterfront property owners can take advantage of the lower lake levels to maintain their boat docks and boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Get Your Dock Inspected. 

When the water levels are low, it's much easier to check the dock for any issues. This is an excellent time to check the electric. Make sure your dock is well-grounded and that all the electrical connections are sound. Most electric companies at the Lake of the Ozarks offer free dock inspections. You want to make sure that your dock is safe before the upcoming boating and swimming season, when you and your family are regularly on the dock and in the water around the dock.

2. Conduct Any Necessary Repairs. 

If your dock is in need of repair, now's the time to get those items checked off your list. Not only do you not want to be doing those items while everyone is enjoying the warm weather and time on the lake, but the docks are more accessible with the water levels down. Low lake levels create the perfect opportunity to install rip rap on your dock or repair the sea wall.

3. Schedule Boat Lift Service. 

While you're getting your dock inspected, it's also a good idea to have your boat lift looked over. Now is the ideal time to contact Summerset Boat Lifts for all your boat lift service and maintenance needs, before business picks up for the season. Not only will it be easier to get an appointment this time of year, but you'll be ready to hit the water as soon as the weather warms up. Any damages can be prepared ahead of the start of boating season.

For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, trust Summerset Boat Lifts. We can take care of everything from new and used boat lift sales to repairs and boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to schedule an appointment with us today!

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