BLM announces Red Canyon Road washed out due to flooding

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The BLM, Sierra Front Field Office announces Red Canyon Road in Smith Valley, NV, off Upper Colony and Day Lane Road is washed out in several areas due to runoff caused by recent warmer temperatures.

“We are asking the public to please use caution or avoid this area until an assessment can be made,” said Paul Fuselier, Acting Sierra Front Field Manager.

Currently, Lyon County has placed road closed signs on the road leading to public access of Red Canyon.  Please abide by these signs located on the main roadways until conditions warrant removal of them. Other access roads and trails remain open unless otherwise signed.  

For more information contact 775-885-6000.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Sierra Front Field Office


Lisa Ross