Kings River closed to the public due to a ‘state of local emergency’

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Recreational use of the Kings River is closed due to extremely high flows of flood waters, the Kings County Emergency Services Director announced Thursday.

“The current high outflows from Pine Flat Dam and significant remaining snow pack above the dam create a dangerous situation for recreational activities along the river. In order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community during this time, the river and any parks that abut the river are closed to recreational uses,” a news release explained.

All parks that surround the river are closed to the public, for all recreational purposes including: Motorized and non-motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, the use of personal watercraft, water-skiing, sailing, rafting, tubing, wading, rafting, floating and swimming.

For more information, contact the Kings County Administrator’s Office at 559-852-2380.

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