June 27, 2011 in News
Last week the dam at Pine Flats was opened due to an overflow of water from the great winter we had. This had an ill effect at the cost of camp sites and properties down river. With the release of all that water in a short time many properties like Kelly’s Beach flooded and had to be evacuated.
This was especially hurtful for us as we had reservations to camp this past weekend (as well as reservation for the 4th). While we surly would have camped with out the ability to float the Kings River, it’s pretty impossible to pitch a tent on water.
As the weekend ended I got a note from Kelly’s stating that:
Next weekend was a no-go.
But we can change our reservation for another weekend in the year and they would show us a great time! While sad will miss out annually 4th trip, going up another weekend would be OK with me and our group.
While catching up on emails from the weekend I came across a post Cindy from Kelly’s Beach said:
Mike and I just received the best news from the Army Corp of Engineers that no new water releases will come and water is receding in the park! Mike just called me and said we are seeing river banks this morning. Let the clean up efforts begin today in earnest! We have friends who are bringing in the big guns now to start pumping out the water!
This is great news, while they might not be 100% dried out by the 4th, at least they’ll be dry by the following weekend. Hopefully we’ll receive news that floating will re-open and this season will last till September or October!
KELLY’S BEACH IS OPEN AND READY FOR BUSINESS! THIS 4TH OF JULY WILL PROVE TO BE THE MOST ULTIMATE ! THE RIVER IS GOING DOWN AND THE PARK IS HUNG OUT TO DRY TODAY IN THE SUN. I HAVE A FEELING… MORE SURPRIZES WILL COME!