Officials at Fort Snelling State Park say they’ll look at ways of reducing flood risk after an unprecedented six-month closure of Minnesota’s busiest state park — but admit it won’t be easy because it’s in a major river floodplain. Rachel Hopper with the D-N-R says it’s a comprehensive discussion occurring throughout the state park system:

“Given that we know that with climate change, more persistent, heavy rainfalls happen and can lead to greater flooding across the state.”

But Hopper stresses any changes would be a “very long-term effort.”