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Low water levels affect Camp Widjiwagan, Nashville Shores

Posted: Updated: June 26, 2012 05:42 PM
Camp attendees have been unable to use the popular water slides this summer. Camp attendees have been unable to use the popular water slides this summer.
The beach area at Nashville Shores is expected to stay closed through the remainder of the summer. The beach area at Nashville Shores is expected to stay closed through the remainder of the summer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Low water levels in Nashville's Percy Priest Lake have forced summer fun spots like the YMCA's Camp Widjiwagan and Nashville Shores to alter some activities.

On a typical summer day, the water slides at Camp Widjiwagan get a lot of use, however so far this year the slides have remained closed due to the low water levels.

Despite being unable to use the popular water slides, staff has maintained high spirits while making sure campers still have plenty to do.

Laura "Twigs" Johnson said, "The kids are still doing sailing and swimming in the lake. We have a big inflatable slip and slide that we bought this year and the banana boat, our most popular activity, we are running two of those each session for the kids."

At Nashville Shores, the water park's lakeside beach is also closed and will likely remain that way for the rest of the summer since rocks that are normally underwater are exposed.

Percy Priest's Anderson Road Beach remains open, but the water in the swimming area is only a few inches deep.

Despite the low water level Robin Whicker brought her family to the beach Tuesday and told Nashville's News 2 the levels are actually an advantageous.

"Normally I'd be telling my girls not to go past there and that is where it is starting this year," she said, adding, "My kids enjoy the sand part of it and I enjoy that they can play in the sand, so we get a little more sand to play with."

The lack of rain has left the Percy Priest Lake four feet lower than normal.

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