Wet March Pushes Back Opening of Eldorado National Forest Road Access

PLACERVILLE, CA—Based on recent precipitation, the annual closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, in the Eldorado National Forest has been extended to April 9, 2016. Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger extending the seasonal closure beyond March 31. “My goal is to open these roads to the public as soon as possible,” said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “However, there has been a lot of precipitation in the last few weeks. We are back to a pre-drought normal overall, but more of that precipitation than usual occurred in...

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