The Corps is now beginning to do their winter drawdowns from the reservoirs so the cfs at the Lecompton gauge and at Bowersock is predicted to be around 10,000 cfs for the next 10 to 14 days. After that (depending on precipitation) we should have much lower flows. It could possibly be a good window to work on the dam and have FERC visit but it could also be absolutely bittterly cold so we’ll see how it goes. If we could get the dam repairs done, get the missing flashboards replaced, and replace the leaking Obermeyer bags it would make for a lot better spring for us. We are hoping for dry weather through December (okay so maybe we could get a few inches to play in between Christmas and New Years!) and then if we could have a nice warm spell in January that would be great. Warm is all relative though. Right now it is pretty chilly out there.
The previous Bowersock logo was adopted from one of the mill's first flour brands, Zephyr Flour. In its earliest operation, Bowersock served as a mill and a provider of mechanical power for the City of Lawrence...[more]