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Cayce Riverwalk back open after severe flooding

COLUMBIA,SC (WIS) - Walkers and bikers are back on the trails of the Cayce Riverwalk after recent flooding left parts of it damaged and underwater.

Officials with the City of Cayce say back in 2006 the Riverwalk saw some significant flooding, but the last time it was this severe was 10 years ago.

City officials notified residents on May 6th that the Riverwalk was flooding at an alarming rate. They say by the 8th, the Broad River had poured more than 24 feet of water onto the popular trail.

Officials say heavy rain from the Upstate, eventually made its way downstream to the Broad River, and caused the flooding.

Crews had to wait for some of the flooding to subside, but eventually were able to get in and begin the clean-up at the end of last week.

Phase I of Riverwalk was re-open by Tuesday and Phase II by Wednesday, but city officials say crews were still working to clean off the mud and dirt that caked sidewalks and trees on Thursday and Friday.

Regular park walkers like Will Miller say they couldn't believe how high the floodwaters had risen last week. "I think we came down almost a week ago, today and that water had risen all the way up to the parking lot here," said Miller. "I thought it was going to be longer for the park to open back open... I was surprised they opened back up soon."

City officials when the waters first began to rise, crews cut power to the lights on the trail and removed the emergency call boxes. Since then, all power has been restored.

City of Cayce officials say they were hoping to have the Grand Opening of Phase III at the Riverwalk soon, but because of significant damage that opening will be delayed.

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