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Flooding damages Caledonia campground


CALEDONIA, MN (KTTC) - A summer camp for adults and children with developmental disabilities may have to alter some if its activities due to the recent flooding.

The lower campground of Camp Winnebago in Caledonia is completely destroyed.

That's the part of the camp where campers can play field games, fish, and even camp in tents.

Camp Director Barb Cage says the most devastating destruction was of the newly installed walking bridge.

Cage says "It makes me scared about how we're going to recover. We're a nonprofit and a somewhat struggling nonprofit over the last few years because of the economy so for something like this to happen, it's going to be really difficult to recover."

Cage says as of now the estimate to repair the damage may be around $150,000.

But the back part of the campground is still unreachable to assess the damage.

The campground is not insured because it is located on a floodplain.

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