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The Liberty Loop Trail and other refuge trails were flooded from the storm. Meagan Racey/USFWS
The Liberty Loop Trail and other refuge trails were flooded from the storm.
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Wallkill River biologists continue to survey hurricane damage


Hurricane Irene stormed through Sussex, N.J., on August 28, pounding Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge with heavy rain and wind. Refuge buildings weren’t damaged, but areas were flooded. Many refuge trails are under water and are closed. The refuge’s only fishing pond was lost after a dam broke, and one footbridge fell into a stream. Biologists have not been able to reach certain areas to determine the full extent of the storm’s damage.

Biologist Marilyn Kitchell talks about the storm damage.
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Published on: Friday, September 02,2011


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