UNUSUALLY DEEP SNOWPACK AND WARMING WEATHER PROMPTS WATER SAFETY WARNING
Outdoor Recreationists Should Take Precautions Against Cold Temperatures, Swift Currents When in or Near Water
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise.
This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content as of June 1, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. In the northern part of the state alone, the snowpack is more than five times its usual June 1 average.
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Harvey Ranch uses the land for multiple enterprises
Anna Harvey is a fourth-generation sheep producer, her mother a Basque from Spain. She thinks it helps that she was raised in the business; taking care of sheep seven days a week, 24 hours per day was normal in her life.
“It’s a lifestyle,” she told a group of farm tour participants in May. “You have to love what you do or you will not survive.”
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Caribou Road Closed to Through Traffic at Gansner Bar in Plumas County
Caribou Road, a U.S. Forest Service Road from Caribou Corners on Highway 70 to the Butt Valley Reservoir region in Plumas County, will be closed to through traffic starting at about 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 until about 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
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Rights holders will have to pay more for watermaster
Indian Valley Editor
If help isn’t found in the next few weeks, water rights holders in the northeastern region of California may be paying between 2.6 to 5.4 times more than usual for the state-run watermaster program.
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Reward in arson case increased to $2,100
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist was increased to $2,100 last week.
Anyone with information about a May 21 fire that destroyed a house at 1195 Lee Road in East Quincy is encouraged to call the Quincy Fire Department at 283-0870 or the CalFire Arson Tip Line at (800) 468-4408.
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