Floodwaters caused the Department of Natural Resources to close some parks recently, but things are drying out. Kevin Szcodronski, chief of the of the D.N.R.’s State Parks Bureau, says just a few parks have any restrictions remaining due to the flooding.
Szcodronski says the water has receded in most areas, and there is still some clean up to do. He says the lower canyon road in Ledges State Park near Booen is still closed, but you can walk into the area. In western Iowa at Wilson Island, the water has receded, from the Missouri River but they still need to do some clean up of silt and the goal is to get it open May 1st.
He says the damage in most places was minimal. Szcodronski says in most cases the water came up went back down quickly and didn’t leave a lot of silt. He says they “dodged a bullet” so far this spring. Five state parks were closed in March due to the flooding.