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George Wyth opens following flooding

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A popular summer hotspot is back open after being closed for a long time due to flooding. A popular summer hotspot is back open after being closed for a long time due to flooding.
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A popular summer hotspot is back open after being closed for a long time due to flooding.

George Wyth State Park reopened Monday morning at 7 a.m. after having to be closed for four weekends this summer due to flooding.

Park officials say they are now getting ready for the Fourth of July weekend, which is sure to be a busy one. All reserved spots for the weekend are already booked.

Gary Dusenberry says, while the flooding was bad, it's not yet the worst they've seen.

"It's been very irritating all year," he said. "We haven't broken the record. In 1993, we closed down six times during that year, so hopefully that won't happen this year. Hopefully we're in a dry spell for the rest of this year, anyway."

Officials are asking guests of the park not to drive on the grass, as it still may be soggy. They also suggest to make sure visitors pack extra bug spray.

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