Excessive heat warning prompts closure of East Bay trail system over Labor Day weekend

Excessive heat warning prompts closure of East Bay trail system over Labor Day weekend

Recreation areas and facilities will remain open as region braces for heat wave

OAKLAND, CA - Due to an excessive heat warning and elevated fire risk, East Bay Municipal Utility District will close trails in East Bay Area over the Labor Day weekend. Lafayette and San Pablo reservoir recreation areas will remain open. The action follows the East Bay Regional Parks District’s decision to close portions of their trail system in the East Bay, too, to keep the community – and our watershed lands -- safe during the heat wave.

EBMUD trails will close from Friday, September 2, through Monday, September 5, 2022. Closure signs are now posted at trail heads.

EBMUD trails may reopen on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, depending on weather conditions. Please stay tuned to ebmud.com/eastbaytrails, or follow @ebmud on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates. Sign up to receive direct EBMUD alerts at ebmud.com/subscriptions.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs and rolling blackouts

PG&E has announced it may conduct rolling blackouts this weekend that may impact portions of the EBMUD service area. Though no Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events, which are conducted in response to high wildfire risk, are forecast by PG&E for the weekend, EBMUD has topped off local reservoir tanks and has backup generators in place to provide power to critical facilities to ensure continuous water service even without PG&E power. EBMUD asks customers who are affected by power shutoffs to reduce water use indoors and out for the duration of the power outage. Visit ebmud.com/psps for more information about power shutoffs.

 

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The East Bay Municipal Utility District has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. EBMUD’s wastewater system serves 740,000 customers and helps protect the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay. EBMUD is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1923.

 

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