Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Storm Damage In Longmire Campground

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Yesterday's storm resulted in a temporary closure of the Park, and while most of us were home watching the gauges on the Nisqually, Cowlitz and Carbon Rivers, havoc was being wreaked by high winds in the forests. Longmire Stewardship Campground was hit hard, dozens of trees snapped off or toppled across the loop road. Campsites are filled with the debris of broken branches.

As shown in the second image, Park personnel were out assessing the damage this afternoon. Crews were already at work removing the trees obstructing the campground roads.

Campground cleanup is an issue we deal with every spring, but seldom is it of this magnitude. This year, the call for volunteers will be "all hands on deck!"
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