Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

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Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

Post by Jerry Seaver » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:22 pm

From: kmclark@fs.fed.us
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Sent: 8/8/2010 5:45:23 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time
Subj: Coconino NF News: Cinder Lake area closure



NEWS RELEASE
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Service
Coconino National Forest
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For Immediate Release
August 6, 2010

Contact: Karen Malis-Clark
Tel: 928-527-3492



Cinder Lake Area closed for public safety


Flagstaff, AZ – The Coconino National Forest has issued an emergency flood closure order for national forest land in the Cinder Lake area east of Highway 89. The area is bounded by Forest Roads 776 and 777 to the north, Forest Roads 9144D and 498 to the east, private property in Doney Park to the south, and private property in Fernwood to the west.

The area is compromised by flooding and unstable cinder surface. Because of drainage structures constructed to relieve flooding, water is collecting where it’s not usually present. In case of rainfall, additional flooding would occur. Public safety officials urge people to stay out of this closure area for their own safety and to avoid the need for rescue.

Violation of this closure is punishable by a fine of up to $5000 or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both. The order is in effect until September 30, 2010 or later if necessary.

Most of the Cinder Hills OHV area is still open and accessible through Sunset Crater National Monument/Forest Road 545. Access to the City of Flagstaff landfill is still open.

For more information about the closure area including a map, see http://www.coconinoforest.us or call Peaks Ranger Station Monday-Friday at 928-526-0866.

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Post by Jerry Seaver » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:24 pm

Here's a picture of what's left of the road just before you to get to the first camping area on 776 near the lake. Actually there's nothing left but a 7' rift. That's the road Greg is standing in.



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Re: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

Post by GlennG » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:14 pm

Wow, I didn't realize it was that bad.

Thanks for posting!!!

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Re: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

Post by Astro » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:02 am

It's about an hour from here in Clarkdale & yes it really rains in AZ in the summer :shock: The area just across the highway got really hammered & had no vegitation after the fire to hold the moisture :( .

Anyone hear about the possible Wilderness Closure of Strawberry Crater :?: Check with the USFS R3 CNF :idea:

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Re: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

Post by MattV » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:00 pm

They're building a network of new drainage channels. All of them empty into Cinder Lake...
Water is just beer that hasn't reached its full potential.

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Re: Info about the Cinders in Flagstaff, Az.

Post by RobC » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:24 pm

Just got off the phone with the Coconino Forest Service. Main road into Cinders (FR776) is still closed. You have to enter through the Sunset Crater road. Also camping around the lake bed is prohibited. That area is all still closed. Good thing though is that there are no fire restrictions.
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