Shoreline Management

Shoreline Management Office at Lake of the Ozarks 

Ameren Missouri is responsible for management of land within a project boundary established for the Osage Project under provisions of our federal license for the operation of Bagnell Dam and the Osage Energy Center. Ameren Missouri's shoreline management office is responsible for implementing a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) to manage 1150 miles of shoreline and all lands within the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) project boundary. Ameren Missouri utilizes its SMP, permitting guidelines, and GIS Mapping to manage and ensure shoreline development can occur while protecting the scenic, recreational, environmental and historic resources of the Lake.

All proposed shoreline improvements including docks, seawalls, piers, pumps, and other structures around the Lake must be permitted by Ameren Missouri prior to construction. This ensures proposed structures do not become an environmental hazard, an obstacle to navigation, or become a threat to the safe operation of Bagnell dam and Osage energy center. Some larger and commercial developments require notification and review by additional resource agencies and FERC.

Ameren Missouri's shoreline management office is open to the public and can help you with your shoreline plans. For questions, please contact Ameren Missouri's shoreline management office at 573-365-9212 or

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