Bateman Island has been closed and off-limits since last year's July 2017 fire but good news is on the horizon as the Island is getting set to re-open in the next few weeks.

Bateman Island was closed after a fire last year but now flooding has also slowed the re-opening. it's a favorite destination of Tri-Citians and it'll soon re-open.

According to the Corp, grass and vegetation is returning nicely.

The Corp Of Engineers want to make one inspection before the "closed" sign is removed and people can return to the island.

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