BLM Facilities at Briceburg Closed


EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has closed facilities including the visitor center, campgrounds and restrooms along the Merced River at Briceburg in Mariposa county until further notice due to possible flooding.

This weekend and continuing through next week, the National Weather Service forecasts the Sierra Nevada foothills will experience a "10 to 25 year" flood event, possibly as severe as the 1997 floods. The 1997 event significantly damaged BLM campgrounds and day use areas along the Merced River.

For more information, call the Mother Lode Field Office at (916) 941-3101.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Release Date

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Bureau of Land Management, California


Mother Lode Field Office


David Christy