April 1, 2006 - Posted at 12:17 p.m. CST
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Property owners along parts of the
Lake of the Ozarks no longer have to worry about whether they will
be prevented from installing new docks.
Ameren U-E said yesterday that it is dropping plans to limit new
docks on parts of the lake's shore.
Ameren was strongly criticized after it announced plans to
minimize development on 200 miles of the lake's eleven-hundred
miles of shoreline. Ameren wanted to set aside 200 miles of
shoreline with little or no development as protection zones for
habitat, scenery and other resources.
The plan was part of Ameren's application to renew its federal
permit for operating Bagnell Dam on the east end of Lake of the