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High water affects some Southeast Nebraska parks

LINCOLN — Several state recreation areas in Southeast Nebraska have been affected by heavy rainfall and not all areas may be accessible, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

At Stagecoach State Recreation Area (SRA), roadway 5 is barricaded because of high water. Campgrounds are accessible, though if water levels continue to rise, some campgrounds will temporarily close.

At Bluestem SRA, lakeside drives in both areas 5 and 3 are underwater. Higher ground primitive camping is still available, though spots are limited.

Olive Creek SRA area 2 is inaccessible because the access road is underwater.

At Louisville SRA, water levels have risen in the marsh area on the north side of the park, and nearby reservation area electrical camping sites may be affected if water continues to rise. Park staff is monitoring the situation and will move campers if necessary.

Water levels continued to rise across Southeast Nebraska Friday, and Game and Parks staff will continue to monitor conditions at parks statewide.

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