PARIS TN: High water closes parts of refuge

Rising water levels in the area have required some parts of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge to temporarily close, said Refuge Ranger Joan Howe. Due to flooding the Duck River Bottoms, Busseltown Unit, Swayne Point Boat Ramp and Pace Point Road are all temporarily closed. Seen above, the water is also rising in Kentucky Lake enough to submerge parts of the marina’s docks at Paris Landing State Park. The rest of the refuge is open and a good place to get a breath of fresh air, althought rangers emphasize the importance of social distancing while visiting, Howe said.

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