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Brown County State Park reopens facilities after water woes

June 27, 2019

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Water service has been restored at southern Indiana’s popular Brown County State Park and its overnight facilities are reopening 10 days after heavy rainfall spoiled its drinking water source.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that the park’s water production has returned to normal and the water has passed safety tests. The park’s lodge, campgrounds and cabins are back open and its modern restrooms, drinking fountains and pool are available for use.

Horse and mountain bike trails remain closed, along with some hiking trails, because of damage from storms that prompted closure on June 17 of the park near Nashville. Indiana’s largest state park partially reopened Monday.

Officials say storms caused too much sediment to enter a park lake and make its water unsafe for drinking.

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