Local & Regional
11:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Recreation Areas Slowly Reopen after Shutdown

The Corps operated Fort Gibson Lake
Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With federal funding restored, the U-S Army Corp of Engineers begins the task of reopening its lake recreation areas. The corps’ Ross Adkins says it could take a few days.

ROSS ADKINS:  We have to go in and make sure that everything is operational. In other words, make sure the toilets are working, the electrical boxes are okay, the water is on and so on and so forth."

Adkins says  in some cases they may need to mow. They hope to have most locations reopened by the weekend.