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McGrath State Beach To Partically Reopen Campgrounds Closed All Summer Due To Flooding

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:21pm

A popular state beach campground on the South Coast closed all summer because of flooding is going to partially reopen for Labor Day Weekend.

McGrath State Beach’s more than 170 campsites have been out of action during their busiest time of year.

The campground area normally floods every year, but then storms will break down a sand berm between the campgrounds, and ocean, allowing the water to drain.

However, a weak storm season meant the berm didn’t break as usual.

Ventura County was able to get emergency permits to allow the water to be pumped from the campground, and crews have been working to repair damage.

Now, about 50 spots will be opened on a first come, first served basis from August 30th to September 2nd.

After that, the campsite will be closed again for more rehabilitation work.

State parks officials say they are eventually hoping to relocate the campsites, to try to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem.

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