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Riverside Park in Merrill shut down Thursday due to dangerous floodingSubmitted: 05/18/2017
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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ebeu@wjfw.com

Riverside Park in Merrill shut down Thursday due to dangerous flooding
MERRILL - Northern and central Wisconsin saw more than enough rain this week. Some places flooded and could be dangerous. Thursday Riverside Park in Merrill was closed down.

The park's entire parking lot was under water, along with the jungle gym and benches. Merrill Park and Recreation director Dan Wendorf blocked off all entry ways into the park.

"Almost every one of our parks has either the Prairie or the Wisconsin River running through it. Everyone needs to just stay back and give it some distance. Please don't try to get as close as you can," said Wendorf.


Wendorf says the park will remain closed until the water levels are back under control.

"If you take a step you don't know if it will be 8 feet deep or just ankles deep. Don't take that risk," said Wendorf.

Wendorf says you should avoid any flooded areas whether the area is closed off or not.


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