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Flooding Threat Closes 3 Wyoming Parks

June 6, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Three campgrounds near the Gros Ventre (grow-VAUNT) River in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest were closed this past weekend because of possible flooding, The Republic reported.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Linda Merigliano saidthe Hoback, Red Hills and Crystal Creek campgrounds remained closed through the weekend because of possible flooding in low-lying areas. Some people at the Hoback campground have been moved to another site; the Red Hills and Crystal Creek campgrounds had not yet opened for the season.

Meriglianao said the closures are precautionary measures because of possible rapid snowmelt with higher temperatures this weekend. She said the forest campgrounds have seen light use this spring because temperatures have been cool.

Dispersed campers in the forest were advised not to camp immediately adjacent to rivers.

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