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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 11/17/11
Contacts: David Briery , (951) 697-5220 or  
  Stephen Razo , (951) 697-5217  
News Release No. CDD-12-13

BLM Lifts Whitewater Canyon Closures


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in cooperation with CalFire, is lifting the closure of more than 4,000 acres of public land in Whitewater Canyon northwest of Palm Springs, effective Nov. 21.  The canyon has been closed to the public to help protect the canyon’s valued landscape from potential wildfires.  However, cooler weather and recent rains have greatly reduced the potential for wildfires.

Information about Whitewater Canyon can be found on BLM’s Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office website, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings.html, or by calling (760) 833-7100.




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Last updated: 11-17-2011