Recent flooding is expected to take an economic toll on DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Near Arkadelphia, Ark.

Park officials say they’re anticipating significant revenue loss this month.

The park lodge and campgrounds were closed last week when lake waters rose to levels that broke a record set in 1982.

Park officials say the month of March usually generates more than $300,000 in revenue, but won’t reach anywhere near that amount.

They have already had to cancel sold out reservations, corporate events and even a wedding.

“Even after it goes down, we have a good week or two of cleanup, and re-establishing utilities, the behind the scenes things you don’t necessarily see when you come visit the park. It takes a while to re-establish, especially at the campgrounds and the lodge,” says Walt Reding, DeGray Lake Resort State Park Superintendent.

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