I received this email today: Welcome to a special edition of Missouri State Park eFriends. We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the status of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. On Dec. 14, the Taum Sauk Reservoir near Lesterville failed, sending more than one billion gallons of water into Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park. […]

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Chuck on December 16th, 2005

Pictures have been posted on the Missouri State Park’s Johnson’s Shut-Ins website of the severe damage as well as before and after shots. Many dramatic pictures and video as well as the reservoir history can be seen on the St. Louis KSDK website. An earlier story with more pictures and video can be found here. […]

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