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Wed, June 26

Camp Verde Ditch Day and Fun Float cancelled

CAMP VERDE - With this week's heavy rainfall affecting water levels in the Verde River, tomorrow's Ditch Day and Fun Float has been cancelled.

Steve Ayers, Economic Development director for Camp Verde, announced the cancellation Thursday morning. At this time, Ayers is uncertain when or if the event will be rescheduled.

"Even though it has stopped raining, [the Verde River] will not be at a safe level," Ayers said. "The flows are above and beyond what we would consider safe for novice boaters. There's too much water [in the river]. The water level is not where it needs to be."

As of Thursday morning, the water level at Black Bridge measured more than 500 cubic foot per second (cfs). Ayers said for the event to be safe for the public, the cfs should measure no more than 200.

-- Bill Helm

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