Lake of the Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Congresswoman looks to limit authority of FERC http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congresswoman-looks-limit-authority-ferc <p>A U.S. Representative from southwest Missouri wants to reduce federal authority over hydroelectric projects.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:45:53 +0000 The Associated Press 4206 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congresswoman looks to limit authority of FERC Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/regulators-ok-new-boundaries-lake-ozarks <p><em>CORRECTION: We incorrectly referred to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler&#39;s press secretary as &quot;Steve Schwartz&quot; in an earlier version of this post. His name is Steve Walsh. We apologize for the error.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 3:12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. with more details.</em></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:15:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks Resolution supporting Lake homeowners passes Mo. House committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/resolution-supporting-lake-homeowners-passes-mo-house-committee <p>A resolution <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HCR46&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">voicing support for embattled homeowners </a>at the <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/lakeoftheozarks/Pages/Home.aspx">Lake of the Ozarks </a>was passed unanimously Tuesday by a Missouri House committee.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:50:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3424 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Resolution supporting Lake homeowners passes Mo. House committee Ameren files plan to resolve shoreline homes issue at Lake of the Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-files-plan-resolve-shoreline-homes-issue-lake-ozarks <p>Ameren Missouri has filed a plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ensuring that some 1600 homes at the Lake of the Ozarks are not threatened with removal.</p><p>The plan revises the shoreline boundary so that most of the homes are not encroaching onto land that is part of Ameren&rsquo;s Bagnell Dam hydroelectric project. Concerns were raised in July when FERC ordered that structures may need to be removed if they encroach onto the project&rsquo;s land.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:55:47 +0000 The Associated Press & Julie Bierach 2983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren files plan to resolve shoreline homes issue at Lake of the Ozarks Ameren to submit Lake Ozarks plan early next year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-submit-lake-ozarks-plan-early-next-year <p>Ameren Missouri says it plans to file a proposal early next year to resolve <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/waterfront-homes-lake-ozarks-will-be-able-stay">the controversy</a> about the status of some homes and other buildings at the Lake of the Ozarks.</p><p>The lake is formed by a dam operated by Ameren. Some residents fear that structures built on land belonging to Ameren&#39;s hydroelectric project may have to be removed in light of a July decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:41:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren to submit Lake Ozarks plan early next year Waterfront homes at Lake of the Ozarks will be able to stay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/waterfront-homes-lake-ozarks-will-be-able-stay <p>Owners of waterfront property at the Lake of the Ozarks are breathing a sigh of relief this morning.</p><p>In July, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/federal-ruling-causes-waves-at-lake-of-the-ozarks/article_f273a0b8-2f52-50f6-bb60-6b9a6580b860.html">issued an order</a> that many structures built too close to the lake, including homes and apartment and condominium complexes, would have to be removed because they interfered with the operation of Ameren Missouri&#39;s Osage hydroelectric operation.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:53:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 2444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Waterfront homes at Lake of the Ozarks will be able to stay Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-missouri-beaches-remain-closed-despite-latest-e-coli-tests <p>Water samples taken this week from 12 coves at the Lake of the Ozarks did not contain elevated E. Coli levels, but two Missouri beaches will remain closed because of elevated average amounts of the bacteria.</p><p>All 12 samples are from coves in the lake&#39;s upper region, from the Highway 65 bridge to the Brown Bend area 30 miles down-lake.&nbsp; Renee Bungart with the Department of Natural Resources says the upper-lake testing is part of a 5-year study to examine the Lake of the Ozark&#39;s ecological health.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:46:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/swimming-closed-three-mo-state-beaches-due-bacteria-levels <p>If you were planning on going swimming at three specific Missouri state beaches sometime soon, you may want to make other plans.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says &quot;bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming&quot; are the reason behind the temporary closing of beaches at:</p><ul><li>Grand Glaize Beach, also known as Public Beach #2, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park</li><li>Public beaches at Mark Twain State Park</li><li>Public beaches at Harry S Truman State Park</li></ul><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:08:58 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-gives-recommendations-improving-water-quality-lake-ozarks <p>Missouri Attorney General <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Chris Koster</a> is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Lake+of+the+Ozarks&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Lake+of+the+Ozarks&amp;t=h&amp;z=14">Lake of the Ozarks</a>, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:31:14 +0000 Adam Allington 392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks