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City parks and trails remained closed after flooding

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Austin Parks and Trails will remain closed due to safety concerns after a foot of water fell in some parts of the city over the weekend.

City officials say many areas are not safe including the Green Belt where rocks are slippery and trails may be washed out.

Additionally, it could be some time before swimmers are back at Barton Springs Pool. The water was filled with debris and mud over the weekend and gates and the diving board were washed away. The city says the water rose anywhere from six to eight feet above the normal pool level.

Victor Ovalle of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department says the city is closely watching the weather and do not know when the pool will reopen.

"No, unfortunately there's a system coming in with heavy rain and it could flood again," Ovalle said. "If it does then it will delay the opening."

More rain is in the forecast for this week and emergency officials are reminding people not to drive into water on the roads. Nobody was seriously injured in flooding over the weekend but rescuers were busy.

STAR Flight had to help rescue a woman who drove into water along Bee Caves Road. She was treated for hypothermia. Additionally, the Austin Fire Department responded to more than 100 weather related calls.

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