Courtesy of Kbh3rd via WikiCommons
The new Taum Sauk Reservoir sits about the scour trail, where the water rushed down to the Shut-Ins in December 2005.
December 14, 2005: The Taum Sauk Reservoir collapsed sending a fifteen-foot-tall wall of water and mud into the valley below and nearly destroyed the Johnson Shut-Ins State Park.
Today, the state park is open for business again and better than ever.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.