Massive flooding turns a New York park into small lake

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) " A park in upstate New York has been flooded by 1 million gallons of water and turned into a lake.

The Post-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2olxyZt ) that part of the Saratoga National Historical Park has been flooded with water from an unknown source since last year. The accidental lake at the parking area is estimated to be 3 feet deep and stretching more than 200 yards.

Officials believe a water main break or a drainage problem caused the flood.

The extensive flooding has spread into a cemetery next to the park, too.

Saratoga National Park Superintendent Amy Bracewell says the National Parks Service will examine all options. Park officials say they will drain the lake and dig a test pit to determine the cause of flooding.

Tests are scheduled for Monday.

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Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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