AmerenUE has made it easier for residents, businesses and visitors to Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks to find information about the company’s programs and services at the lake on the new AmerenUE Web site. Just go to www.amerenue.com, and under “Quick Links,” click on “Lake of the Ozarks.” Information is also available by phone at (573) 365-9203.
“When the Ameren Corporation Web site was redesigned earlier this year, and a special Web site set up for AmerenUE, many people told us they had trouble finding our Lake of the Ozarks information on the new site,” says Jeff Green, UE shoreline management supervisor at the lake. “We listened, and we responded by providing an easier link to the lake information.”
UE posts a variety of lake information on its Web site, including hourly lake level readings, shoreline management policies, dock and seawall construction guidelines, an interactive GIS mapping system, and forms and procedures to aid the public in seeking permits for shoreline facilities.
UE conducts a wide range of services at the lake under terms of its federal license for Bagnell Dam and the Osage Power Plant, which created the lake in 1931. Among the services are:
• permitting docks, seawalls and other structures for shoreline residents and ensuring that improvements do not become environmental hazards, obstacles to navigation, or a threat to the safe operation of the dam and power plant;
• sponsoring Adopt-the-Shoreline, a program that enables interested individuals, businesses and organizations to “adopt” portions of the shoreline for litter control;
• maintaining a Lake and Shoreline Protection Hotline that residents and visitors can use to report derelict docks or other concerns affecting the lake;
• conducting a program to spray key areas of the shoreline for mosquito control;
• providing funding to the Missouri Department of Conservation to help operate a fish hatchery and fish stocking program, as well as funding to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to improve recreational facilities and environmental resources at Lake of the Ozarks state parks.
AmerenUE, founded in 1902, provides electric and gas service to approximately 1.2 million customers across central and eastern Missouri, including the greater St. Louis area. UE serves 57 Missouri counties and 500 towns. The company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. For more information, visit: www.amerenue.com.
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Contact: Mike Cleary, 573-681-7137