Break in the rain allows clean up to begin at Cramerton parks

Break in the rain allows clean up to begin at Cramerton parks

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by RAD BERKY / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on July 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 8 at 11:21 PM

CRAMERTON, N.C. -- After what seems like weeks of downpours, many residents along the rain-swollen Catawba River got some relief Monday as the sun actually reappeared for a short time.

In Cramerton, the South Fork of the Catawba is still high where it flows past the city's crown jewel: Goat Island Park.

Boat docks are still partially submerged, a couple of trees came down and the disc golf course is still under water.

"I think everybody is worried about the amount of rain," said City Manager Michael Peoples.

He said both Goat Island and the city's other park -- Riverside Park -- will need some work before they are both back in shape.

"Whenever it floods, there is a little bit of damage but nothing that we can't go in and clean up," Peoples said.

There was some sun Monday afternoon and that was good news to Scott Randall who was able to take his two young daughter outside to play again.  He said it has been tough to keep two little ones amused inside, so they were all glad to get out again.

"It's great if the water would just dry up," said Randall.

That is the hope of most Cramerton residents, but, unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast.

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