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New additions and repairs for state park

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Site Manager Robbie Boyer taking in the sights on one of the park’s new stonework terraces. Photo by Niko DemetriouNew additions and repairs for state park

SMITHVILLE — The Buescher State Park has just finished construction on their historic dam and spillway, as well as introduced two new terraces for residents to take advantage of.The original water management construct was built in the late 1930s as part of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s civilian conservation corps. The program allowed young men to sign up and work to help improve public lands, forests and parks, many of which were later enlisted to fight in WWII.A particularly large flood in 2015 washed out part of the near-century-old spillway, a concrete structure next to the natural dam that managed and ...

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