It's been more than two weeks since the Rosebud River overtopped its banks and flooded properties all along Highway 10X between Rosedale and Wayne.
One of the hardest hit was the Wayne Community Association hall and campground, which was under water for a couple of days.
"The small hall was totally damaged; they had to take everything out of there," reported Fred Dayman. "They took the furnace out and the hot water tank, the rug, four feet of drywall and the insulation. We're not sure if that's going to be insured yet or not."
"Our campground is pretty well cleaned up," he continued. "We have cleared out about 1,000 cubic yards of sand and cleaned all around the picnic tables, the outhouses and camp kitchens, so we're ready for campers."
The work had to be done, added Dayman, because the Wayne Community Campground is already booked for the May Long Weekend. He thanked the people who stepped up with time and equipment. Dayman appreciated messages of support on social media, although he wished more of those would have showed up to help with the cleanup.
Despite all the damage, Dayman noted there was one unexpected bright side to the flooding.
"We are probably going to be moving the (new) playground to higher ground; we found out that where we were going to put the playground was on low ground, so we're going to put it on higher ground," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "It's kind of a blessing in disguise, I guess, that we found out where not to put the playground."
Wayne Hall

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