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Flash flood at Turner Falls

An unexpected flash flood at Turner Falls Park on June 6 ended in a rescue mission. Because water levels rose so quickly, 36 guests were stranded an unable to cross Honey Creek safely.
Turner Falls Park Operations Manager Thomas Miller said, “Due to the quick actions of the Davis Police Department, Davis Fire Department (including 18 volunteer firemen) and Davis Emergency Management Manager, Nathan Roady, we were able to safely rescue all stranded visitors with zero injuries.”
The Park incurred minor damage to swimming area safety equipment.  Heavy volumes of water and strong currents broke the “No Swimming” buoy lines under the Falls and newly installed safety buoy line at the Blue Hole swim area. Once it is safe to enter the water, the Park staff will begin repairs. As of press time on Tuesday, the Park swimming holes remain closed according to the Park’s Facebook page.

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