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Ameren builds website to encourage visits to reservoir area

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The new website, as hosted by Ameren (KWMU photo)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Ameren has built and is hosting a new Web site to help businesses near Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park spread the word about attractions still open after the company's Taum Sauk reservoir gave way in December.

The reservoir failure flooded the state park, but several nearby businesses are still open. The new site is www.experienceblackriver.com.

Ameren has also agreed to pay for newspaper and Web ads in St. Louis and Kansas City to encourage vacationers to visit the area. The website offers contact information for everything from canoe rentals to ice cream parlors. It also includes links to other sites that offer additional information about restoration activities at the park.

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