By Ken de la Bastide
The Herald Bulletin
---- — ANDERSON – The flooding that hit Madison County on the weekend of Dec. 22 caused some damage to the city’s Shadyside Park.
The White River crested in Anderson at 18.8 feet, approximately 9 feet over the 10-foot flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.
The floodwaters turned the area along Grand Avenue into a lake and the waters covered much of Shadyside Park.
Stephon Blackwell, superintendent of the Anderson Parks and Recreation Department, said the Shadyside Park trails are open.
Park Department employees removed a lot of debris from the park area including logs and trees last week, he said.
Employees were backfilling along the trail system with gravel where the floodwaters started to erode the banks around Shadyside Lake.
“We’re backfilling with stone on the west side of the lake,” he said. “The work should be done next week.”