Texas’ McGrath State Beach will open a limited number of campsites Friday (March 30) after floodwater again receded from the oft-closed state park.
The popular campground near Ventura Harbor opened for about four months last year, but closed in January when water started creeping back into the park, according to the VC Star.
In a sort of revolving door of flooding and drying out, McGrath seasonally floods as water builds up in a nearby estuary.
During the recent drought; however, campsites remained underwater and closed more often than not.
That happens because a sandbar builds up between the ocean and the mouth of the Santa Clara River, trapping water in the estuary. As the water rises, it spills into the campground.
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