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Officials close Iowa state parks as rivers rise

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Flooding has forced the closure of several Iowa state parks.

The Department of Natural Resources says Tuesday that George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County will likely be closed through the weekend because of flooding by the Cedar River.

In Webster County, part of Dolliver State Park has closed because of flooding by the Des Moines River.

Officials have closed Walnut Woods State Park because the city of West Des Moines could close an access road due to possible flooding by the Raccoon River.

Near Guthrie Center, Springbrook State Park has closed because of flooding on Springbrook Creek and the Middle Raccoon River.

In the Des Moines area, the Neal Smith Trail along the Des Moines River will likely flood as more water is released from Saylorville Lake.

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