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    2018 fire restrictions



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    Re: 2018 fire restrictions

    Just saw that Blue Ridge Reservoir is closed because of low water levels and hazardous conditions. Wonder how many other lakes will be shut down. I am in Coconino forest now and it is really dry. They have all the red flag restrictions in place.

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    Re: 2018 fire restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by ehall View Post
    Just saw that Blue Ridge Reservoir is closed because of low water levels and hazardous conditions. Wonder how many other lakes will be shut down.
    Blue Ridge has been closed since September for construction, and was drained (lowered).

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    Re: 2018 fire restrictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Begz View Post
    Blue Ridge has been closed since September for construction, and was drained (lowered).
    Correct, but was scheduled to be reopened. That was just canceled.

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    Re: 2018 fire restrictions

    I spoke too soon. They reevaluated and deciced to open it. C.C. Cragin Reservoir opens tomorrow

    Release Date: Apr 13, 2018

    Contact(s): Mogollon Rim Ranger Station: 928-477-2255


    CLINTS WELL, Ariz., April 13, 2018, For Immediate Release — After further risk assessment and mitigation performed by Forest Service personnel and Arizona Game and Fish Department, Forest Road 751 leading to C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) Reservoir will open to vehicles Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m.

    Water levels in the reservoir continue to be low, and the public is advised to be aware of underwater hazards.

    Due to the low water levels, a section of the boat ramp is closed to vehicles in order to keep vehicles and trailers from backing up to the water’s edge. As such, any kayaks, canoes or small boats will have to be carried to the water’s edge by foot.

    For more information about the reservoir status and Mogollon Rim Ranger District, please contact the ranger station at 928-477-2255. Information about C.C. Cragin Reservoir water levels can be found on SRP’s website at www.tinyurl.com/CCCraginRes.

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    Re: 2018 fire restrictions

    Kaibab National Forest to implement fire restrictions across Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts starting this Friday

    Williams, Ariz., April 23, 2018—For Immediate Release.

    The Kaibab National Forest will implement campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage I fire restrictions, across the entire Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning at 8 a.m. this Friday. Due to different weather and fuel conditions, the North Kaibab Ranger District, which is located north of Grand Canyon National Park, will not yet implement any fire restrictions.

    Under the restrictions to be implemented Friday across the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within the specific developed recreation sites listed here:
    • Kaibab Lake Campground, Williams Ranger District
    • Dogtown Lake Campground, Williams Ranger District
    • White Horse Lake Campground, Williams Ranger District
    • Tex-X Campground, Tusayan Ranger District



    Stage I restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in the listed developed recreation sites.
    Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the device. Fireworks are always prohibited on all National Forest lands.

    The Forest Service uses fire restrictions to help prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions. Implementation of fire restrictions normally occurs based on a combination of factors that are carefully measured.

    Criteria used to determine when to implement restrictions include things such as current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, a variety of science-based indices, fire activity levels and available firefighting resources. Additional restrictions may be applied any time that conditions warrant. Fire restrictions typically remain in effect until the area covered by the restrictions receives significant precipitation, at which time they will be rescinded.
    Forest officials would also like to remind visitors that having a campfire on the National Forest while under fire restrictions is a violation that carries a mandatory appearance in federal court. Violations are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

    These fire restrictions apply only to the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest. However, many city, state, and county agencies implement similar restrictions, so members of the public should check with the appropriate agency on any restrictions before starting a campfire, charcoal grill or anything with an open flame.

    Members of the public can find additional information on the Kaibab National Forest through the following sources:


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