AmerenUE has filed a comprehensive new Shoreline Management Plan with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The plan is subject to FERC review and approval.
Development of a new shoreline management plan was required as part of a new 40-year license for Bagnell Dam and the Osage Power Plant. FERC approved the license on March 30, 2007.
AmerenUE is responsible for certain shoreline management activities at the Lake of the Ozarks under provisions of its federal license for the operation of the dam and power plant, which created the lake in 1931. As a part of this responsibility, AmerenUE is required to regulate docks, seawalls and other structures within the Osage Project boundary on the lake and downstream from Bagnell Dam, to ensure that these structures do not become environmental hazards or obstacles to navigation, and that they do not adversely impact sensitive and critical environmental resources, or threaten the safe operation of the dam and power plant.
AmerenUE developed the new shoreline management plan after extensive consultation with federal and state resource agencies, elected officials, the Missouri State Water Patrol, the business community and the general public. In November 2007, public workshops were held in Eldon, Osage Beach, Versailles and Warsaw to provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide additional input on the proposed plan.
AmerenUE expects the new Shoreline Management Plan that was filed with FERC to be available for viewing on the Ameren Web site (www.ameren.com) next week. Once it is posted, it can be viewed by clicking on “Environment.” Then, under “Lake of the Ozarks,” click on “New Shoreline Management Plan.”
AmerenUE serves 1.2 million electric customers and 127,000 natural gas customers in Missouri. AmerenUE’s parent, Ameren Corporation, through its affiliates, serves 2.4 million electric and nearly 1 million natural gas customers across 64,000 square miles of Missouri and Illinois.
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Contact: Mike Cleary, 573.681.7137 of AmerenUE