FORT THOMPSON, SD - The Left Tailrace Campground at Fort Thompson, SD will remain closed while crews continue cleanup following a severe storm June 19 which tipped over several campers, uprooted and damaged trees, and blocked roads and vehicles. The area will remain closed until debris cleanup is complete. The upper loop of the campground should be open by the weekend.
The powerhouse diagonal road will remain closed due to a damaged power line. The low road (toe road) is open. Fisherman can still access and use the Left Tailrace boat ramp. The Right Tailrace boat ramp is also open.
The storm also caused roof damage to a maintenance building, damaged power poles near the powerhouse and spillway, and toppled trees in the North Shore Campground and the Old Fort Day Use area and boat ramp.
Release no. 20150622-001