Bagnell Dam originated with US government work programs The New Deal, and formed what we know today as the lake of the Ozarks.  Originally operated under a lease from the United States federal government by Union Electric, that company has now become Ameren.  Bagnell Dam is an excellent source of hydroelectricity for the region.  Now the lake has over 1,150 miles of shoreline and is about 94 miles from end to end. The Bagnell Dam was completed in 1931 to form what is now known as the best recreational lake in the United States, the Lake of the Ozarks.  


Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River, and is the last impound other than locks until the Gulf of Mexico just past New Orleans, Louisiana.  Below Bagnell Dam, there are many Missouri State Parks and boat ramps, and provides excellent outdoor recreation of fishing, boating, camping, and scenic vistas.


Lake of the Ozarks is an anomaly being dammed on both ends, in that there is Bagnell Dam on the Lower Osage and the Truman Dam on the Upper Osage in Warsaw, Missouri.  Along with both impoundments, the federal government mandates lake levels at Lake of the Ozarks.  It is only allowed an approximate range of 6 ft in surface level change, with a drawdown over winter to prepare for spring rains.  The lake is mandated to be back at full pool before Memorial Day each year.


Although full pool of 660 ft MSL is required at Lake of the Ozarks, there is the possibility of holding an additional 4 ft of water to 664 ft MSL in case of severe flooding.  This is only implemented to hold additional water back from the Mississippi River basin.  In the rare event of holding that water, there is usually lots of advance notice.  There are areas at Lake of the Ozarks that are in a flood zone due to this possibility of 4 ft lake level increase.


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50 Photos 345 Liahona Circle Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

345 Liahona Circle
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
Websters Liahona
Residential

MLS# 3533879 / Active
6 br, 5 ba, 2 half bath, 8200 sqft

It's the waterfront house that everyone is talking about! Grand 8200 square ft. lake house on 189 feet of flat, cove protected lakefront. No expens... 

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$1,675,000
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
46 Photos 6620 Lake Pointe Drive UNIT #23 Osage Beach, MO 65065

6620 Lake Pointe Drive UNIT #23
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Lake Point Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3534006 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2050 sqft

Completely Updated, Elegantly Casual, Turn-Key, Waterfront Villa located on KK in Osage Beach. Lake Pointe is a Gated & smaller, more private & ex... 

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$449,900
Provided courtesy of PAMELA SHELTON of Lake Realty
45 Photos 206 Cedar Road Lake Ozark, MO 65049

206 Cedar Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Horseshoe Bend # 8
Residential

MLS# 3533997 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2826 sqft

Are looking for a quiet wooded setting with privacy, yet 5 minutes from town? This will feel like home as soon as you walk through the door. Wonde... 

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$269,900
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
16 Photos 345 Osage Highlands Loop Camdenton, MO 65020

345 Osage Highlands Loop
Camdenton, MO 65020
Osage Highlands
Residential

MLS# 3533992 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1504 sqft

Charming Lakefront 3 br 2 ba home meticulously cared for in prime location on the 32 mm of the Osage, near the confluence of both Linn Creek Cove a... 

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$349,000
Provided courtesy of JADE SELLERS of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
20 Photos 26867 & 26 Cherokee Drive Rocky Mount, MO 65072

26867 & 26 Cherokee Drive
Rocky Mount, MO 65072
Residential

MLS# 3532073 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 412 sqft

4.5 Acres with Lake Access through a community ramp. Main Cabin has a well, septic and elec. 2nd little cabins approx. 400 sqft on the property, ... 

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$45,000
Provided courtesy of GREG SANNING of Ed Sanning R.E. Rocky Mt.
38 Photos 237 Grandview Drive Lake Ozark, MO 65049

237 Grandview Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Villas At Grandview
Residential

MLS# 3533991 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 2920 sqft

Wonderful updated villa in premier development at the lake, The Villas at Grandview! Expansive view from this 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa! Main level... 

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$359,900
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
19 Photos 1114 Buckridge Road Climax Springs, MO 65324

1114 Buckridge Road
Climax Springs, MO 65324
Coffman Bend #2
Residential

MLS# 3533988 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1920 sqft

This cozy turn-key lake home has all the features you are looking for! It features 9 Ft Ceilings, a split floor plan, a designer Kitchen with Islan... 

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$329,000
Provided courtesy of DAVID YOUNG of Sunset Cove Properties
37 Photos 75 Cedar Heights Lane UNIT 4-D Camdenton, MO 65020

75 Cedar Heights Lane UNIT 4-D
Camdenton, MO 65020
Cedar Heights Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3534005 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1625 sqft

Check out this New Listing at Cedar Heights-Top floor, End unit Condo with 4 Bedrooms, Vaulted Ceilings throughout and 2 Boat Slips-12x30 each, whi... 

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$229,900
Provided courtesy of KEVIN WINTERS of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
28 Photos 913 Crawford Drive UNIT #201 Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

913 Crawford Drive UNIT #201
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
Sunrise Point
Residential

MLS# 3533980 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 509 sqft

Lake Front Condo on walk-in level-only 3 steps from parking area to condo walkway & Dynamite Fantastic Unrestricted View of Large cove & main chann... 

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$110,000
Provided courtesy of Phyllis Flinn of RE/MAX at the Lake
1 Photos 1270 Boot Drive Camdenton, MO 65020

1270 Boot Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020
Residential

MLS# 3533899 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2820 sqft

Work in Progress!! Just 15 min from Camdenton. This little spot has lots of potential. There is plenty of room in the open living/kitchen areas. Ki... 

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$155,000
Provided courtesy of BOBBI BASH TEAM - MENDA GILBERT of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks

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