Flood Repairs Complete At Oliver Lee State Park

Alamogordo – Crews have completed repairs and improvements after flooding damaged facilities at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park near Alamogordo.

The historic ranch house, the visitor center's roof, a comfort station and nature trail sustained damage during extensive flooding in 2006 and 2008 but park manager Wendy Justice says all facilities are open again.

The roof of the ranch house was rebuilt for $91,703, with new decking, underlayment, gutters, and downspouts. State Parks officials say the restoration will withstand future monsoons while retaining the building's historic appearance.

Crews also built drainage structures around the house to divert water.

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