Joshua Tree National Park Looking At Flooding, Drainage Issues At Black Rock Campground

How flash floods might impact the Black Rock Campground at Joshua Tree National Park is a topic park officials are exploring as they look at how the campground might be improved down the road.

An open house is scheduled for November 3 in the Multipurpose Room at the Black Rock Interagency Fire Center so park officials can discuss the results of "the conceptual drainage analysis that was conducted in 2006 for the Black Rock Canyon developed area and the current plans for a flood study that will examine how potential changes in drainage and flood run-off will affect the campground and the adjacent community."

What those studies might mean in regard to future development plans for the 100-site Black Rock Campground will also be discussed. The meeting will last from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Following a brief presentation, questions will be taken and public input sought on how the drainage and flood studies will affect options for future development at Black Rock Campground.

The address for the meeting location is 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, California. The Black Rock Interagency Fire Center is located 5 miles south of Highway 62 in Yucca Valley via Joshua Lane.