California parks are close as the atmospheric river sweeps across the state

With a thick river in the atmosphere It is expected to reach the Gulf regionMany parks and open spaces in Northern California have been closed in anticipation of flooding, mudslides, and more.

Officials at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have announce Several park sites closed Wednesday and Thursday: Muir Woods, Fort Point, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Nike Missile Site, Muir Beach, and Stinson Beach. At the moment, Alcatraz Island is closed on Wednesdays. The park has not been placed for Thursday.

At Presidio, the Outpost and field station at Presidio Tops are scheduled to close on Wednesday. number of sites closed Wednesday and Thursday: Golden Gate Welcome Center, Presidio Pop Up, Presidio Visitor Center, Warming Hut.

All parks in the East Bay Regional Park system are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This park includes Lake Chabot Provincial Park, Del Valle Provincial Park, and Sunol Provincial Wilderness Preserve.

The trail and facilities are being evaluated in the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space, which includes more than 70,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Several trails have been closed due to mudslides and drifts, including Purisima Creek Redwoods, Windy Hill, and El Corte de Madera Creek. Hikers are asked to do so Check track conditions before going out.

San Francisco It was its second wettest day since 1849 last weekend, with more expected over the next couple of days. The city’s Department of Recreation and Parks close Stern Grove and Pine Lake through Thursday.

in San Mateo County, a number of gardens Closed since the weekend storm and remains closed due to flooding, mudslides, and track damage. This list, which includes Memorial, Pescadero, Sam McDonald, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Devil’s Slide Trail, Edgewood, Hoddart, Wonderlich, Flood, Ralston Bike Trail, Sawyer Camp Trail (Hillcrest Gibson Laurel), “likely changed” as the rains began. precipitation in the area, according to San Mateo County Parks Communications Director Carla Shof.

All trails and campgrounds in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Napa County are closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the forecast. Officials said the recent heavy rains, coupled with high winds, could cause dangerous conditions and unexpected tree fall. to publish.

The National Weather Service issued a severe wind watch, flood watch, and storm watch beginning early Wednesday and continuing through Thursday. This affects those who plan to visit Point Reyes National Seashore: hikers will also find a number of fallen trees and flooded trails. Follow the latest list here.

Sacramento County Regional Parks, which closed only a few parks and areas due to flooding over the weekend, will close all parks within its jurisdiction on Wednesday and Thursday “with the potential” to extend the closure into Friday.

“We’re dealing with some flooding in a few of our parks that are designed to flood when heavy rains come, but the main reason we’re closed is because of wind damage,” Chief Information Officer Ken Casparis told SFGATE. “We expect a number of trees to fall, and we don’t want any park visitors to fall.” Follow the latest updates on closing here.

Balconies Caves is located on the western side of Pinnacles National Park It will likely remain closed due to flooding over the weekend. They will reopen once the “force of the waters” subsides, park officials said Posted on Instagram. Elsewhere in the park, rockslides and tree falls continue to occur and are expected to continue.”Even after the storm calms down. “

In far northern California, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway in Redwood National and State Parks—described as “one of the most amazing rides or rides of your life”—is preemptively closed before this last atmospheric river. “Personnel will assess conditions Thursday afternoon and will open the road if it is safe to do so,” officials said. He said.

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