FEBRUARY 10, 2006 - Posted at 8:05 a.m. CST
JOHNSON'S SHUT-INS STATE PARK, MO - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is carving out a new park from tons of rubble that now cover Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.
The park was buried under mud and boulders after the Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed in December. AmerenUE, which owns the reservoir, is paying for all the clean-up work.
State officials say the park will never be the same, but they hope to have it open for tourists by this summer.
A rocky canyon full of natural pools in the park remained largely undamaged by the flood.