Flooding killed Kansas’ trees and state park tourism

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State News

November 29, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism stands to lose millions of dollars after record spring rains led to park closures, property damage and washed-out roads.

In most of Kansas, the rain started in early spring and didn’t stop until the end of June. High water levels at reservoirs (where most state parks are located) inundated campgrounds, boat docks and roads.

“We’re not talking about for a week.” Parks Director Linda Lanterman said. “We’re talking six weeks, eight weeks … so the damage is significant until you can get that water down.”

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