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A drainage pipe beneath the slough on the Augustana College campus in Rock Island failed Saturday morning. As a result, water from the slough was released down-campus, which resulted in water damage in many areas.

According to a news release from Augustana, affected buildings include Bergendoff Hall, Centennial Hall, the Carver Center and Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex, as well as various parking lots in the vicinity.

Until further notice, the slough path and parking lots surrounding Carver and Evald are closed. Visitors should avoid driving or walking around barricades or fencing. Additionally, visitors should avoid walking into the slough, because the mud is deep and dangerous.

The college facilities services team, with the help of others around the campus, has ensured that most activities, including Monday orientation and registration, will continue.

--Linda Cook

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