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Water inches in on Clemens Field

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Baseball fans who went to the game Friday night between the Hannibal Cavemen and Quincy Gems had to take a detour to get into the stadium.

Flood waters from Bear Creek have taken over the parking lot, blocking the main entrance to the stadium.

High water also flooded the concession area and gift store. Fans needed a little help getting to their seats, but since the field is about six feet higher, the game could go on.

Marion County Emergency Management director John Hark says all in all, there was minimal inconvenience.

"Parking is beginning to become a premium down here, with everybody coming down for the Fourth of July, National Tom Sawyer Days, plus the game," Hark said. "As you can see, part of our parking lot is going underwater. Consequently the river is coming."

Hark says the water needs to reach 27.8 before flooding becomes a major problem.  Right now, it's forecast to crest more than a foot lower than that early next week.
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