National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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Some campgrounds closed at Lassen National Forest, due to drought, runoff damage
5/4/2017 7:41:55 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Society & Public Health
Tourism & Recreation
Lassen County, CA

Start Date: 5/2/2017 -  
Four campgrounds in the Lassen National Forest’s Almanor Ranger District were closed, due to weather and drought damage. Brisk runoff from snowmelt has damaged roads and campground spurs at Cherry Hill and Butte Meadows campgrounds, and drought has likely killed trees that must be removed for public safety. Large numbers of dead trees have also kept Almanor South and Almanor North campgrounds from opening. Chico Enterprise Record (Calif.), May 2, 2017