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2 years after Irene, Vt. campgrounds recovering

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Two years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, most of Vermont's campgrounds damaged by the storm are back in business.

But Peter Daniels of the Vermont Campground Association says some campgrounds never re-opened after Irene.

Many campgrounds are located along rivers and streams, the areas that were hardest hit by flooding after Irene dumped up to 11 inches of rain on parts of the state.

One post-Irene success story is Abel Mountain campground in Braintree, located on the bank of the third branch of the White River.

Karen Colby, who runs Abel Mountain with her husband Paul Rae Colby, says their 132-site campground was destroyed by Irene. After months of hard work, they reopened in the summer of 2012.

Now they're finishing 1 of their best seasons ever.

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