Osage Project Environmental Benefits

Photo of a man in a fishing boat 
The Lake of the Ozarks, home of Ameren Missouri’s Osage Plant, was created in the 1930s with the damming of the Osage River. This resulted in the creation of 1,150 miles of shoreline for this well known central Missouri recreation area, and hydropower for generating electricity at Ameren Missouri’s Osage Plant.

Also in the 1930s, the federal government purchased 18,700 acres, creating Lake of the Ozarks State Park, a valuable resource for wildlife preservation. As a steward of the now popular Lake of the Ozarks, Ameren Missouri has launched aggressive shoreline management activities, supported development of a local visitors’ center and established programs that reduce flooding, ensure stable water supplies, increase the quantity of local fish and improve dissolved oxygen for aquatic species.

The company’s activities at the lake have won multiple awards from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) for outstanding stewardship of America’s waterways.
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