City of Nacogdoches working to clean mess after flooding - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

City of Nacogdoches working to clean mess after flooding

SFA’s Sprout Garden will be temporarily closed as vegetables are contaminated from flood waters. (Source: KTRE Staff) SFA’s Sprout Garden will be temporarily closed as vegetables are contaminated from flood waters. (Source: KTRE Staff)
As soon as the rain stopped sightseers came out to see the swollen Lanana and Banita Creeks.   (Source: KTRE Staff) As soon as the rain stopped sightseers came out to see the swollen Lanana and Banita Creeks. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The SFA Gardens are muddy and mushy, but plant experts say the pretty plants will do just fine. A pile of washed away mulch was the only loss.  (Source: KTRE Staff) The SFA Gardens are muddy and mushy, but plant experts say the pretty plants will do just fine. A pile of washed away mulch was the only loss. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

In the City of Nacogdoches, Thursday's floods caused more mess than damages.

As soon as the rains stopped, sightseers hit the trails, park, and bridges to look at all the high water. Lanana Creek was pretty impressive, but as water subsided silt, mud, and a gushy mess were left behind.

The SFA Arboretum's trails are a bit muddy, but we're glad to report no damage to plants or outdoor sculptures.

On the other hand, the harvests from the Sprout Garden will stop and for a good reason.

"The water from Lanana Creek that had flooded through the garden had pollutants and heavy metals in it,” said Chanelle Angeny, an arboretum worker. Essentially, that water can saturate through the soil, so we cannot replant and harvest for 60 days"

Luckily, there were a few vegetables harvested on Monday before the storm for today's sale.

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