PARKS REOPEN: Flood Water Subsides
After a relatively dry week around the state parks are starting to get back to normal.
Ledges State Park was flooded last week. Streams turned in to torrents as a low-lying bridge was consumed by the water.
Flooding also shut the park down in 1993, 2008 and 2010.
Park officials say the campground is now open. However, Lower Canyon Road is still closed.
A popular state park in northeast Iowa has also reopened.
The Cedar River flooded several camp sites at George Wyth Park near Waterloo last week.
Now the park is open but Brinker Lake campground will be closed throughout the weekend.
Park officials say although the park is open, water still covers some parts of the trails.