Bagnell Dam, Osage Beach

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Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River in the U.S. state of Missouri, creating the Lake of the Ozarks. The 148-foot (45 m) tall concrete gravity dam was built by the Union Electric Company (now Ameren) for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation at its Osage Powerplant. It is 2,543 feet (775 m) long, including a 520-foot (160 m) long spillway and a 511-foot (156 m) long power station. The facility with eight generators has a maximum capacity of 215 megawatts.
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  • We really enjoyed our first time week long visit to Lake of the Ozark area. The building of the impressive dam that created the beautiful lake and area was worth checking out.  more »
  • Looked at Bagnell Dam Overlook wish it was more taken care of-trees growing in front of it. Trees growing in the flowers. The dam is impressive seen so many fish enjoying the water at the bottom...  more »

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