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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42 Photos 29719 Silver Moon Resort Road Gravois Mills, MO 65037

29719 Silver Moon Resort Road
Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Tks Silver Moon Estates
Residential

MLS# 3538355 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2500 sqft

YOUR SEARCH IS OVER!!!!! This stunning 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath offers one level living with custom cabinetry, stone work, vaulted ceilings and 8 foot d... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of DEREK COOPER of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
28 Photos 152 Osage Place Sunrise Beach, MO 65072

152 Osage Place
Sunrise Beach, MO 65072
Osage Place
Residential

MLS# 3538481 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 818 sqft

Everything is updated and shows wonderfully in this two bedroom, one bath lake house that sits right on the waters edge. Great location towards th... 

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$290,000
Provided courtesy of MATTHEW JAMES SCHRIMPF of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lake Ozark Realty
47 Photos 5112 Osage Beach Parkway Osage Beach, MO 65065

5112 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Hawks Nest Lodge Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3538405 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 673 sqft

Hawks Nest Condominiums is a wonderful, quiet development with the BEST location at the Lake of the Ozarks! Seconds off Highway 54 in the heart of ... 

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$199,500
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
27 Photos 5112 Osage Beach Parkway UNIT #321 Osage Beach, MO 65065

5112 Osage Beach Parkway UNIT #321
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Hawks Nest Lodge Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3538389 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 673 sqft

As we all know, location, location, location is what's it's all about when it comes to real estate! This condo is centrally located within 5 minut... 

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$169,900
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
47 Photos 649 Castle Garden Road Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

649 Castle Garden Road
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
Castle Gardens
Residential

MLS# 3538396 / Active
6 br, 2 ba, 2 half bath, 3372 sqft

Opportunity knocks when there are 2 homes connected by a common reception area that leads outside to massive decks overlooking the Lake Of the Ozar... 

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$667,500
Provided courtesy of MARY LOU ANN STONE of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
31 Photos 5112 Osage Beach Parkway UNIT #422 Osage Beach, MO 65065

5112 Osage Beach Parkway UNIT #422
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Hawks Nest Lodge Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3538398 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 673 sqft

If being close to everything is important to you, with easy access in and out of town, this is the condo for you! Small quiet development that self... 

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$169,900
Provided courtesy of MARY ANN ALBERS of Keller Williams L.O. Realty
3 Photos 1481 Ledges Drive UNIT #331 Osage Beach, MO 65065

1481 Ledges Drive UNIT #331
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Ledges
Residential

MLS# 3538474 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1185 sqft

Turn-Key Ledges 3BR/2BA Condo is rare find! Unit 1 level up from parking, with garage just yds away from front door & boat-slip visable from Lakefr... 

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$339,900
Provided courtesy of MARK KRANTZ of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
25 Photos 40 Lighthouse Landing UNIT 6-203 Lake Ozark, MO 65049

40 Lighthouse Landing UNIT 6-203
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Lighthouse Landing Condominium
Residential

MLS# 3538483 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 900 sqft

Great opportunity to own in the very popular Lighthouse Landing Condo Community. This fully furnished 2 bed/ 2 bath condo comes turn-key and is re... 

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$229,500
Provided courtesy of JEFFREY D KRANTZ of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
50 Photos 56 Muirfield Court Porto Cima, MO 65079

56 Muirfield Court
Porto Cima, MO 65079
Heritage Isle
Residential

MLS# 3538442 / Active
5 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 3432 sqft

Extraordinary Porto Cima home on an exceptional lot, main channel views, cove protection, a view of #13 on the Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, AND ... 

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$1,500,000
Provided courtesy of TAMMY ROSENTHAL-FRAN CAMPBELL TEAM of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
50 Photos 5745 Leawood Court Osage Beach, MO 65065

5745 Leawood Court
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Woodland Cove
Residential

MLS# 3538479 / Active
4 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 2874 sqft

Remarkable location in a gated community with nearby elementary school, hospital, shopping, restaurants and more! Home features 4 garages - two on... 

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$685,000
Provided courtesy of JODI JANNELLO LANGLEY of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lake Ozark Realty

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