Flood damage to Duluth parks totals $20M
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Duluth officials say June's devastating floods caused about $20 million damage to the city's parks.
Flooding affected about two-thirds of Duluth's 30 parks. Each of the city's 14 trails was damaged.
About half of the park damage total -- or nearly $10 million -- was to trails.
City officials say it's OK for people to continue using the parks while work is under way. But park-goers are urged to be careful.
People are asked not to enter any of the creeks. The Duluth News Tribune reports that's because heavy rains pushed boulders, rocks and other debris along waterways, and swimming in the creeks is much more dangerous now.
City parks and recreation manager Kathy Bergen says the banks of all streams and creeks in Duluth need to be stabilized.