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Flood repair progress on South Sioux City soccer complex, riverfront parks

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Crews are working to fill in an old lagoon in South Sioux City and convert it into additional campground. Crews are working to fill in an old lagoon in South Sioux City and convert it into additional campground.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) -

South Sioux City, Neb., has been working to rebuild from the flood of 2011.

Last spring, the baseball fields were re-opened, but there was still a lot of work to be done. Now, crews are working, to complete the soccer fields next to Scenic Park, and they're almost finished.

The boundaries for those fields have been laid out and re-sodded. So, has a rugby field.

City officials say they're hoping next to level out the grassy space near the river and re-surface several of the trails near the fields.  The work is on schedule.

"I hope to get everything done that we can get done in the spring and have everything ready for these projects. Then, it's just up to Mother Nature, as to how the rest of it goes," said Gene Maffit, South Sioux City parks director.

Maffit says crews should be able to keep working as long as everything doesn't get frozen over.

During the winter, they've been reshaping the banks and the shoreline along the river. To do that, they're taking the sand and filling in an area that used to be a lagoon, and turning that into additional campground space near the baseball fields.

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