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Clarksville Parks Experience Flooding

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by Janet Kim

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Flooding remained a concern in some areas of the mid-state Monday. In Clarksville, one of the hardest areas hit, parks were still under water.

Army Corps of Engineer officials said the Cumberland River in Nashville was still above normal levels, but starting to fall. Some communities weren't seeing relief as quickly as others.

A walk around Coy Lacy Park in Clarksville was part of Toby and his owner Jerry Higgin's daily routine, but flood waters are standing in their way after heavy rain this weekend.

"You can see by the looks here it rained a lot and that means no walk in the park," said Higgins.

Coy Lacy was one of five city parks in Clarksville that shut down due to flooding. Liberty and McGregor Parks nearby looked more like lakes.

"What we've experienced is complete flooding in our park, but the main facilities have escaped any flooding," said City of Clarksville Parks Director Mark Tummons.

Clarksville City Park officials were keeping a close eye on the water levels in order to get an idea of when to start the clean-up process and reopen.

"You can see the water got up to this part here, and now it's back down in a little bit a few inches have decreased in the last few hours and that's a good sign," said Tummons.

It's a sign that Army Corp of Engineers was watching for, as they determine when to start releasing water.


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