Sunday, June 4, 2023

Mendocino National Forest Shuts Off Water to Eel River Campground Due to Drought Drying Up Well


The following is a press release issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service:

The Mendocino National Forest will be shutting off water to the Eel River Campground in Covelo beginning Monday, Aug. 10.  The spring that supplies water to the Eel River Campground and the Eel River Fire Station is drying up. 

To help prolong the delivery of water to the firefighters living at the Eel River station, the water to the campground will be turned off. As a result, visitors to the campground will need to bring their own water.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to turn off water to the campground,” said District Ranger Frank Aebly. “But even with mitigation, I suspect water delivery from the spring will cease very soon, and we will need to truck in potable water just to supply the firefighters that live and work at the Eel River workstation.” 

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