Bagnell Dam $52 million project starts in spring

Bagnell Dam
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LAKE OZARK, Mo. - Bagnell Dam and Osage Energy Center at Lake of the Ozarks will get a $52 million upgrade starting this spring. Ameren Missouri said Tuesday that construction crews will install new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam, which provides power to 42,000 homes.

Ameren officials say the last major structural update at Bagnell Dam was completed more than 30 years ago.

The new project likely will take about 18 months. Ameren says the new anchors will help hold the dam to underlying bedrock. They'll add more than 66 million pounds of new concrete.

No long-term road closures are anticipated and Ameren says the work will not impact energy generation capacity.

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