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September 24th, 2013: Forest Roads Damaged by Recent Flooding

//September 24th, 2013: Forest Roads Damaged by Recent Flooding

September 24th, 2013: Forest Roads Damaged by Recent Flooding

The Gila National Forest office would like to remind forest visitors that several roads have been impacted by the recent flooding here in New Mexico.  Catron County received a majority of the damage, according to a news release.

The Forest Services asks that those planning to hunt and adventure during the fall season be prepared for the unexpected.  In Catron County, several vehicles have become stuck trying to drive impassable forest roads.  Please use caution when driving on roads that have been affected by the flooding as work continues on access roads.

Visitors are advised to check with local Ranger District Offices for current road information.  Also, check weather conditions before you go to avoid being caught in a flash flood.  Avoid camping along rivers, creeks, arroyos, or any low areas where floods can easily occur.

Pictured below are several pictures from the Forest Service to show the effects of the flooding.

Courtesy of the GNF office: debris and rocks strewn over several Reserve Ranger District Roads

Courtesy of the GNF office: debris and rocks strewn over several Reserve Ranger District Roads

Courtesy of the GNF office: Severe damage to Forest Road 28 at the intersection of Gilita Creek and Indian Creek

Courtesy of the GNF office: Severe damage to Forest Road 28 at the intersection of Gilita Creek and Indian Creek

Courtesy of GNF office:  A portion of Forest Road 142 located north of Snow Lake covered by flood waters

Courtesy of GNF office: A portion of Forest Road 142 located north of Snow Lake covered by flood waters

 

 

Courtesy of GNF office: High water levels on Tularosa River

Courtesy of GNF office: High water levels on Tularosa River

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