The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have closed an area of the forest for the protection of nesting bald eagles. The area that is closed is at Show Low Lake and is marked by signes and includes all land and water within the designated area. The area is depicted on the inlcuded map and is described in Order No. 01-14-557 as:
“that area beginning at the Show Low Lake eastern shorline in T9N, R22E, section 10/15 boundary; easterly along section 10/15 boundary for 150 meters; southerly for 425 meters to the powerline; southwesterly along powerline to the Show Low Lake eastern shorline; northerly along the shorline to the T9N, R22E northerly section 10/15 boundary.”
The closure will be in effect from March 1 through August 31 in order to protect the nesting site noise which is likely to adversely affect the success of nesting and fledging bald eagles. To view a the entire order and a map of the closed area please click on the link below.
Wildfire season is quickly approaching below are some tips and information on what you can do to get Ready now, in case you need to Go later.
2/27/14 – Today expect a weather disturbance passing near the Arizona/Utah border to bring increased winds along with light showers and perhaps a thunderstorm along and north of the Mogollon Rim. Wind Gusts of 30-45 MPH are possible with the highest gusts north of the Mogollon Rim.
Friday through Sunday a stronger Pacific storm system will impact Arizona bringing wet, windy and colder weather. Moderate to locally heavy precipitation will develop from Friday through Saturday with rain and high elevation snow. While widespread flooding is not expected localized minor flooding of poorly drained areas is possible as well as rises on creeks and rivers along and south of the Mogollon Rim. At this time snow levels are forecast to remain above 7500 feet through early Saturday morning then fall to around 6000 feet by Saturday afternoon. Snow accumulations from Saturday to Sunday morning between 6000 to 8000 foot elevation will range from 1 to 5 inches with much heavier snow amounts expected over the highest mountain peaks.