Redevelopment Plan for State Park Damaged by Reservoir Failure to be Released

AUGUST 15, 2006 - Posted at 8:04 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS, MO - The state will release its long-term redevelopment plan for Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in two weeks.

Repairs have been underway at the park since Ameren UE's Taum Sauk Reservoir was breached in December and flooding destroyed most of the facilities and landscape there.

Sue Holst with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the redevelopment plan will include suggestions made by the public earlier this year.

The Johnson's Shut-Ins plan will be revealed at three open houses August 26, 27 and 28.  They will take place at the park and in St. Louis.

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