Glenwood, NM; November 4, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The Catwalk National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed until further notice, due to concerns of flooding and public safety. The National Weather Service has issued multiple warnings for heavy rains and flash flooding, with forecasted amounts of 2+ inches of rain over the next 24-hour period. The Glenwood Ranger District will monitor weather conditions and river flow rates over the course of the next 36 hours and will reopen the Catwalk area as soon as it is considered publicly safe to do so.
Please be careful of all low water crossings and flood-prone areas. Turn around, don’t drown!