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Glen Canyon Dive Team Helps Park With Flood Recovery

Amistad National Recreation Area

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Lake Amistad remains at just above flood stage four weeks after a major influx of water raised the lake level 15 feet during the July 4th weekend. The International Boundary and Water Commission, which manages the Amistad Dam, is slowly releasing flood waters from the lake at a rate of a two- to three-inch drop per day. The slow release has hampered the park's efforts to conduct a damage assessment, as it’s been necessary to wait for damaged facilities to emerge from the flood waters. All of the main campgrounds have been reopened, however, though two of the three group campgrounds remain closed. A major boost to efforts to repair damaged park facilities came through the assistance of the Glen Canyon dive team. Dive leader Pat Horning and four members of his team spent last week at Amistad lending their expertise in the repair of several major boat and fishing docks, enabling the park to reopen these facilities.



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