Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks
12:45 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Congresswoman looks to limit authority of FERC

Aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks
(via Flickr/John Picken)

A U.S. Representative from southwest Missouri wants to reduce federal authority over hydroelectric projects.

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Ameren - Lake of the Ozarks
12:15 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks

An aerial view of Lake of the Ozarks.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

CORRECTION: We incorrectly referred to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's press secretary as "Steve Schwartz" in an earlier version of this post. His name is Steve Walsh. We apologize for the error.

Updated at 3:12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. with more details.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved Ameren Missouri's plan to reduce the amount of land the company owns and manages along the shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Lake of the Ozarks
7:50 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Resolution supporting Lake homeowners passes Mo. House committee

Aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks
(via Flickr/John Picken)

A resolution voicing support for embattled homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks was passed unanimously Tuesday by a Missouri House committee.

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Lake of the Ozarks / Ameren
11:55 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Ameren files plan to resolve shoreline homes issue at Lake of the Ozarks

An aerial view of Lake of the Ozarks.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

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.

The plan revises the shoreline boundary so that most of the homes are not encroaching onto land that is part of Ameren’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’s land.

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Lake of the Ozarks / Ameren
3:41 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Ameren to submit Lake Ozarks plan early next year

An aerial view of Lake of the Ozarks.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

Ameren Missouri says it plans to file a proposal early next year to resolve the controversy about the status of some homes and other buildings at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The lake is formed by a dam operated by Ameren. Some residents fear that structures built on land belonging to Ameren's hydroelectric project may have to be removed in light of a July decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Lakefront properties
9:53 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Waterfront homes at Lake of the Ozarks will be able to stay

A ruling from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should ease concerns of landowners along the Lake of the Ozarks who were concerned about losing homes that fell within the boundaries of an Ameren hydroelectric project.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

Owners of waterfront property at the Lake of the Ozarks are breathing a sigh of relief this morning.

In July, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order 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's Osage hydroelectric operation.

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Missouri State Parks
5:46 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests

An aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks area.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

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.

All 12 samples are from coves in the lake's upper region, from the Highway 65 bridge to the Brown Bend area 30 miles down-lake.  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's ecological health.

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Missouri State Parks
5:08 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels

An aerial view of the Lake of the Ozarks area.
(via Flickr/John Picken)

If you were planning on going swimming at three specific Missouri state beaches sometime soon, you may want to make other plans.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says "bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming" are the reason behind the temporary closing of beaches at:

  • Grand Glaize Beach, also known as Public Beach #2, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park
  • Public beaches at Mark Twain State Park
  • Public beaches at Harry S Truman State Park

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Lake of the Ozarks Water Quality
4:31 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. (Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.

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