Recent flooding in McDonald County affects tourism with late start


AND I’M JESSICA SCHAER. RECENT FLOODING IN MCDONALD COUNTY HAS GIVEN A TYPICALLY BOOMING TOURISM SEASON A LATE START. LAST MONTH’S STORMS INFLUENCED PLENTY OF CANCELLATIONS AT BIG ELK FLOATS AND CAMPING IN PINEVILLE. WITH THE SUMMER MONTHS BEING THEIR PEAK TIME FOR TOURISTS, THE HIGH WATERS ON ELK RIVER DISCOURAGED MANY TRAVELLERS FROM MAKING IT OUT. HOWEVER, WITH INDEPENDENCE DAY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND BETTER WEATHER AHEAD, THEY ANTICIPATE TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME. Shannon Brewer, Big Elk Floats and Camping”We’re looking forward to it this year. We are, we already started planning our 4th of July firework show, we do it every year. And it’s going to be a huge show this year.” BIG ELK FLOATS AND CAMPING BRING ABOUT 300 PATRONS TO THEIR FIREWORK SHOW EVERY YEAR. AND THEY ADD THE FLOODING HAS MADE THE AREA EVEN BETTER FOR FISHING AND CANOEING. ANDERSON RESIDENTS ARE STILL UPSET AFTER MEETING WITH THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ABOUT A WASTE MANAGEMENT BUSINESS IN THEIR

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