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Lock And Dam Park Back Open But Some Flooding Remains

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It's still wet, but a popular Augusta park is open.

Flooding on the Savannah River closed New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam park in the middle of July.

It has re-opened this week though some picnic areas are still flooded. But, the roads are dry and the boat ramp is open and usable, something many boaters have been waiting to see.

"I'm glad the gate is open. The park is clean and the sun is shining, so I thought I would put in, try my luck at fishing," said Jim Jones, putting his boat into the river.

Joes noticed the water around one picnic area, but said he wasn't concerned. "No sir, the ones I saw, it was draining. The water was running through them, it wasn't standing water," said Jones.

Seven-thousand five hundred dollars was spent cleaning up trees knocked over during last month's flood. The Augusta Recreation, Parks, and Facilities Department says they are keeping an eye on the river, but as long as there's no flooding, the park will remain open.

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