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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are events and races still going to take place?
    No, races or events will not be permitted after Nov. 30, 2023 until the end of construction.
  • Will the upgraded treatment plant expand the footprint of the existing site?
    The plant upgrade will not expand the footprint of the existing facility.
  • Are dogs going to be allowed?
    Dogs are allowed up until the watershed area, which is located above picnic area #16.
  • Will bicycles be allowed during weekends when the canyon is open?
    Yes, cyclists will be allowed during weekends and holidays when the canyon is open up to picnic site #16.
  • Wasn’t the project going to be completed in 2025?
    Yes, it was originally slated to be complete in 2025 there were delays. Delays were due to project funding causing the schedule to be pushed back by two years. Funding was secured through FEMA’s BRIC grant.
  • Will vehicles be allowed to use the canyon?
    No, vehicles will not be allowed during construction.
  • Will drinking water be available?
    Water will not be available in the canyon. It is important to bring your own water.
  • How long will construction last?
    Construction is scheduled to start on Nov. 1, 2023, and continue through January 2027*.
  • What is BRIC funding?
    BRIC, or Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, is a FEMA grant program that allows states, communities, tribes, and territories to request funding for “hazard mitigation projects that aim to reduce the risk from disasters and natural hazards” ( This grant accounts for 36.7% of the total cost of the project, reducing overall cost to rate-payers.
  • Will I be able to access or reserve the picnic sites?
    Picnic sites up to and including site #12 will generally be available for use on weekends and holidays. However, no reservations will be given, and sites will be first come/first served.
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