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Tahquamenon Falls Trail Closed Due To High Water

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PARADISE, Mich. (AP) - A popular hiking trail at Tahquamenon Falls State Park has been closed temporarily because of high water on the Tahquamenon River.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the 5-mile-long River Trail connecting the park's upper and lower falls is impassable.

Park supervisor Craig Krepps says sections are underwater and some bridges are washed out. He says it won't reopen until the water recedes and staffers repair damage and deal with safety hazards.

Some of the park's other trails are partially submerged as well, including the Giant Pines, Wilderness, and Clark Lake trails.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Tahquamenon River is running three times higher than its average level for May. The Upper Falls is measuring a flow of approximately 40,000 gallons per second.

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