AmerenUE of St. Louis, Mo., has agreed to pay the State of Missouri almost $180 million for damages caused by the collapse of its Taum Sauk reservoir in 2005. About $118 million will go to projects in around Reynolds County, where the reservoir is located. Most of this is for the restoration of the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and Goggins Mountain Wildlife Area ($103 million).
Additional projects include additions to the state parks system. One project will extend the Katy Trail into the Kansas City area. Another will develop a state park on the Current River at the former Alton Club/Jerry J. Presley Conservation Education Center.
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