FERC Approval Allows Ameren Missouri to Continue Being a Good Steward of the Lake of the Ozarks

Ameren Missouri oversees shoreline management at the Lake of the Ozarks under provisions of our license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the operation of Bagnell Dam and the Osage Renewable Energy Center. As part of the licensing process in 2007, we were required to develop a Shoreline Management Plan, which we submitted to FERC in 2008. They responded in July 2011. In Jan. 2012, we submitted the amended boundary proposal, which FERC approved on June 5, 2012.

Ameren Missouri officials are pleased that the FERC approved provisions in our shoreline boundary plan for Lake of the Ozarks. We filed the proposal in Jan. 2012 - months ahead of FERC’s deadline of June 2012. FERC's decision resolves the issue of dwelling encroachments within the Project Boundary at the Lake.

Under our approved plan, the boundary has been lowered to an elevation of 662’ plus carving out below 662’ for existing dwellings and commercial structures. We're moving forward with filing Estoppel Certificates in the Recorder of Deeds Office(s) of Camden, Miller, Benton and Morgan counties. The document clarifies ownership and confirms that structures now outside the boundary are not in jeopardy.

“By working and collaborating with property owners, agencies and other key stakeholders, we developed and presented a viable solution to FERC,” said Jeff Green, supervisor of Shoreline Management. “We are very happy with the decision to allow us to lower the boundary. This decision provides closure to the matter and allows us to continue being a good steward of the Lake of the Ozarks."

In addition to filing Estoppel Certificates, Ameren Missouri is helping property owners understand the new plan, which benefits the Lake of the Ozarks for years to come.
For questions concerning the Shoreline Management Plan and FERC's order, please contact Ameren Missouri's Lake and Shoreline Protection Hotline at 573.365.9203 or email us at lake@ameren.com.
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