- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Flooding along the North Platte River in Scottsbluff forced the closure of the zoo and nearby campground and park.

Scottsbluff Parks and Recreation Director Perry Mader says the floodwaters climbed high enough that the city had to evacuate the campground and close the park.

Officials at the Riverside Discovery Center zoo said the flooding forced the facility to remain closed Sunday because water covered some of the public areas.

The zoo’s education curator Amber Schiltz says all the animals are safe and out of flooded areas.

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