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Published May 26, 2011, 07:24 AM

Flooding closes campgrounds in Teddy Roosevelt

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park has closed campgrounds in both the North Unit and South Unit due to flooding on the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota.

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park has closed campgrounds in both the North Unit and South Unit due to flooding on the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota.

Superintendent Valerie Naylor says the park and its scenic drives remain open to visitors.

Separately, state officials have postponed the 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday at Little Missouri State Park because of the flooding. A new date was not immediately set.

The Dickinson Press reports that the river crested at the tourist town of Medora on Wednesday at 20.48 feet, just shy of the 1947 record of 20.5 feet. Mayor Doug Ellison says residents can breathe a little easier.

The Bully Pulpit Golf Course at Medora remains closed. Some rural homes also have taken on water.

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