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EcoWatch Mar 20
While the poppies are causing problems for Lake Elsinore, they are a good sign for , since the bloom signals that the state is drought-free for the first time in seven years.
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Smithsonian Magazine Mar 19
Lake Elsinore has seen tens of thousands of people descend on Walker Canyon to see the recent superbloom, overwhelming local resources.
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istockhistory Mar 19
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EcoWatch Mar 19
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Marc Cota-Robles Mar 21
HEADS UP! City of Lake Elsinore holding 11:30am news conference to announce plans for upcoming weekend in Walker Canyon — how will they handle the traffic congestion? (pics: )
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Andrew Froemming Mar 18
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Audrie Storme Mar 19
When I was growing up, my school taught us about the California Poppy and how important it was for us not to pick/trample/harm/disrupt the state flower. Seeing all these Instagram photos makes me feel a little sick. The things we do for .
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USA TODAY Travel Mar 18
After a traumatic weekend at the poppy fields, Lake Elsinore, California, city officials have shut down Walker Canyon to the public.
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Ruta Mar 18
: Antelope Valley Poppy reserve was also swamped with girls in heels, designer garb, battlefield make up, guys in costumes, defiant kids, dogs. They didn’t come for the flowers, & we couldn’t get past the circus.
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🐶 I AM ALVIN 🐶 8 Sep 13
Replying to @BeagleMum78
yuppo!!! M takes us out on her own a lot, so unless in 6am she has to get D to take 1 of us!
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Lindsey Mar 17
The will soon be over. Lake Elsinore is closing everything (whatever that means) so you can no longer visit the poppies. Good job, neighbor!
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T Delfín Mar 18
The is super beautiful, but if I had known just how chaotic and overimpacted it would be with people hungry for a perfect Instagram picture at all cost, I would have skipped it. Sounds like Lake Elsinore is over it now, too.
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Grand AZ Mar 18
: When "do it for the 'gram" goes too far. Instagram-influencer-wannabes became amateur rock climbers this weekend, scrambling to get their pics in an area not made for hiking. 🤦
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SchwarzeSojamilch Mar 31
They come, wild, and smile, Take photos of a false world, Sweet poppy nightmare.
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Debbie Eckert, photographer Mar 17
Walker Canyon Poppy Fields have been shut down by the City of Lake Elsinore due to the overwhelming crowds. Lake Street and Nichols fwy ramps are now closed. Photo taken March 9.
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Kelly Donovan Mar 19
I naively assumed the was limited to weekends, but my attempt earlier today to quickly "pop in" to see the poppies revealed a ton of freeway traffic (unclear if it's poppy-related), so I abandoned my plans!
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The Guardian Mar 18
or ? Selfie chaos forces canyon closure
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Andrew Froemming Mar 18
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John Read Mar 19
problems. Overruning small community, tourists cause forcing a . Social media could be behind the incident authorities say. How can communities withstand mass rapid tourism events?
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Smithsonian Magazine Mar 20
A rare “super bloom” currently taking place in nearby Walker Canyon drew so many people to Lake Elsinore last weekend it overwhelmed local services and authorities, leading the city to shut it all down for a brief period.
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