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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:36 pm 
The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has implemented a temporary closure effective immediately for the Iron Creek Campground and the Railroad Campground. This closure is for public safety since the entrance to the Iron Creek Campground has flooded out. NM State Patrol, Grant County Sheriff’s Department and FS Law Enforcement responded when several people had to be rescued when the flooding occurred.

The Railroad Campground will be used by New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) as a staging area for repair work and vehicles.

The Southwest portion of the United States is in monsoon season. Flooding and road wash-outs is a natural result of the monsoonal rains. Even if the immediate area isn’t receiving rain, there could be a rainstorm somewhere else in the forest and the water flow could become dangerous.

Some road closures that may affect your travel in/around the Gila National Forest are: NM 152 closed from MM 22-40; NM 35 closed from MM 5-27 and NM 61 closed from 12-24.

Safety tips for traveling in the Gila National Forest so that you “Know before You Go”:

· Check with NM Roads for up-to-date road conditions. http://nmroads.com/mapIndex_2017041401.html?

· Check in with the USGS National Water Information System which will indicate water flows for the Gila River and Mimbres River Basin. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/NM/nwis/curr ... station_nm

· Remember that the Gila NF covers over 3 million acres and many small communities. Look at the predicted weather for the specific area where you plan to visit. http://www.weather.gov/

· DO NOT cross flooded roadways or flooded washes.

Reminder: the Cherry Creek Campground and the McMillan Campground access crosses through a flood plain as well. There are many alternatives available for dispersed camping on the Gila NF and if you would like a more developed camping experience, there are other campgrounds such as Upper End and Mesa Campgrounds at Lake Roberts. Be safe and have fun!!!

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Marta Call
575.388.8211
martaicall@fs.fed.us


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
27
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
International Folk Dancing
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Creative Writing for Beginners-free workshop
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Gin Rummy
Progressive Gov Candidate Meet & Greet
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Concert Band of the Southwest “Not Just A Holiday Concert”
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
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