LINCOLN FOREST RESTRICTIONS
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, wood or stove; Exceptions: The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, propane grills, or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specification for safety.
2.Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building;
3.Using an explosive;
4.Discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun;
5.Possession, discharging, or using any type of firework or pyrotechnic device;
6.Operating a chainsaw, or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm;
7.Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame;
8.Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order meeting either:
a. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or
b. Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice;
9.Possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway; and except for parking overnight in Forest Service developed campgrounds and trailheads;
10. Violating any state law concerning burning, fires, or which is for the purpose of preventing or restricting the spread of fire.
UPDATED OUTLOOK.......The latest ENSO report continues with neutral SST's (sea surface temperatures) in the Eastern Pacific-resulting in below average precipitation as the drought of 2011 continues. The precipitation total at the MTD Studios is 1.10"-so as previously forecast, the drought continues. The moisture deficit created by the drought will not eliminated and wise water use is our best option for limiting the impacts from this long-lived drought.
For Southeast New Mexico--very strong cold fronts continue to impact the region resulting in limited precipitation opportunities. The drought is becoming even more severe and water restrictions should continue. Well water use should also follow stricter use due to the rapid depletion of the aquifer. Wildfire threat is high into June.
For Ruidoso-Cloudcroft-Alamagordo--Current dry period will continue into June when upslope flow increases improving our rain opportunities. At this time, our summer Monsoon Season is trending to below average precipitation.
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