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DeSoto reopens portions of park after suffering flood damage

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 15:01:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTVO — DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge was pummeled by flooding back in March and many areas were closed as a result. Today, its Supervisory Park Ranger Peter Rea says portions of Desoto have reopened.

While DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge and the visitor centered have reopened, Rea says there are some limitations:

  • All Boat Ramps are Closed
  • Access to the Refuge is Via Highway 30 - The South Entrance Remains Closed
  • Some Hiking Trails Remain Partially Flooded
  • The East Gravel Road is Closed to Vehicles – Only Open to Foot Traffic
  • The Missouri River Pullout is Closed

Rea also says the Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge remains closed for public use.