WILLOWS, Calif.; Jan. 9, 2017 – The recent round of storms has caused flooded areas, closures and travel difficulties across parts of the Mendocino National Forest. OHV trails on the Upper Lake and Grindstone ranger districts were closed Sunday, Jan. 8 and will remain closed until 48 hours have passed without any measurable precipitation. 

The Red Bluff Recreation Area was also closed Sunday due to flooding concerns and will remain closed until hazards subside. The forecast shows continued precipitation this week. 

Please be advised of the following known hazards:

M10 Rock Slide - About one mile from the junction with FR 17N12 near Dixie Glade. Not passable

M4 Sink hole - At the junction with FR 23N69. Not passable 

M4 Slide - Fallen material. Road is passable

M1 - Rock and mudslide about one mile south of Eel River Station. Road is passable

FR 17N02 - Rock and debris slides. Road is closed at Minor Ridge and junction with FR 16N18.

For information about road conditions, closures, alerts and notices, please check the forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MendocinoNF/, Twitter @MendocinoNF or call 530-934-3316.

Source: Storms cause floods, mudslides, closures on Mendocino NF

John Stewart
Editor, OutdoorWire.com
Resources Consultant, California Four Wheel Drive Association
Board of Directors, BlueRibbon Coalition