Flooding Continues to Be a Problem in McDonald County

Flooding Continues to Be a Problem in McDonald County
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Low lying bridges and rural roads continue to flood in McDonald County.

Flat roads like Elk Springs Road between Lanagan and Pineville is partially covered in water due to flooding from Elk River.

Just down the way the river is spilling out over the road and into Elk River Floats campground in Noel.

With the high water it’s too dangerous for floating, forcing the campground to shut down for more than a week so far.

“It’s pretty sad. I don’t like to see it this high. It gets really muddy, hard to mow after. As long as it doesn’t get any higher or tear up the beach much it’s good,” says Elk River Floats Manager Rylan Lett.

The low lying water bridge just off the campground has also been recently submerged preventing access there across the river.

Once the shoreline is clear of water, the level will be low enough for floaters.