LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Rising river water forces closure of recreation areas


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Posted Online: July 29, 2011, 1:12 pm
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Press release submitted by US Army Corps of Engineers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces the partial closure of Shady Creek and Clark's Ferry Recreation Areas. Blanchard Island, Kilpeck Landing, and Ferry Landing gates are also closed due to this fast rising high water event on the Mississippi River. If you had reservations for camping during the next week, please check Recreation.gov or call them at 877-444-6777 to see if your reservations have been affected.

All camp sites will be re-opened to the public when the areas have dried out sufficiently to allow safe access by vehicles and debris has been removed from the area.

To learn more about the Mississippi River, you are encouraged to visit www.missriver.org. For additional information please contact: Muscatine Park Rangers, 810 Main Street, Muscatine, IA 52761or call 563-263-7913.







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