Alerts & Notices

Current Conditions

Drought Updates

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Water Conditions

Visit the Salt River Project website for detailed water conditions for the Tonto National Forest's reservoirs and rivers.
Water conditions are updated daily.


Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service are updated continually.

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  • Needle Rock Recreation Site Closed due to storm damage
  • Water Releases from Horseshoe Dam February 13, 2019
  • Restriction and Closure Orders
  • Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures
  • Target Shooting - Public Safety Closure Order – October 12, 2018
  • Special Restrictions - Lower Salt River area – October 9, 2018
  • Special Restrictions for Occupancy and Use 03-12-00-18-329
  • Temporary Closure of Saguaro Lake Fishing Dock Terminated (12-11-2017)

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Public Notices

Fireworks prohibited on all SW region national forests

Fireworks prohibited on all SW region national forests

Payson Ranger District - Fire Information

Fire Information - Prescribed Burns January 7 , 2010 Payson Ranger District Payson Ranger District has been approved to conduct prescribed burn operations on Verde Rx

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