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An inventory of T-shirts is available at Trinity Center General Store.

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Trinity Lake Report

7/5/15 - The lake elevation is 2,245', down 125' from the spillway, and down 31 feet this year. Inflows are dwindling. The lake is receding about a foot every 2.5 days.

The Trinity River Restoration Program is releasing a disproportionate amount of water down the river. In the midst of a severe drought, declared by the governor, they have stated this is a "dry" year. Last year was "critically dry" and this year is worse when you add precipitation and snowpack together. The lake is lower than last year, but the Program will take at least 84,000 more acre-feet than last year, and they have not ruled out the "fall release" at the end of summer to avoid a "fish kill."

Mountain Meadow Resort Opening July 4th

A spectacular way to spend an afternoon and evening is to drive up to the end of Coffee Creek Road and spend some time at Mountain Meadow Resort. There is a beer and wine bar and family-style restaurant open to the public for dinner. This jewel is in the heart of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, in a setting you will never forget. Call 530-462-4677 for reservations. Cook-your-own-steak night is Fridays, and sells out early, so call soon. The restaurant will be open to the public July 4 through August 14.


This year's "Visitors Guide" published by the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (SCWA) features a Jeri Rangel photograph on its cover as well as inside the magazine in the Trinity County section. The SCWA is an eight-county, northern California tourism organization, much like a chamber of commerce for northern California. A half-million copies of this publication are shipped all over the world to attract visitors to our beautiful area. You can view it online or pick it up at the North Lake Visitor Center (opening Memorial Day weekend) next to the Trinity Center General Store.

Jeri RangelJeri Rangel of Coffee Creek has been taking fantastic photography of the North Lake area for many years. She is an avid outdoorswoman: hiking, backpacking, biking, paddling, boating, skiing, and more. You have seen many of Jeri's photographs on this website as well as the North Lake Facebook page. Jeri's photography is featured at the North Lake Visitor Center and in trail guides published by TLRA, available at the Visitor Center and online here.

Congratulation, Jeri. We love hiking with you, and we love your photography!

EMS Transport Meeting

The North Lake would like to thank Kathy Ratliff and Rob Barcelona from TCLS, Troy Jones and Matt Nehls from PHI, and Suzie Smith and Jennifer Hart from REACH for driving all the way to Trinity Center to meet with us. These top notch EMS providers joined our own Bob Bryant, Medical Director for TCVFD and CCVFD, to present the process used to determine how and where to transport patients in our area. And a special Thank You to the TCVFD Auxiliary for providing refreshments and beverages for the meeting Monday evening.

Whether to transport a patient by ground or air, and where to take the patient, is a determination made by the first responders, and it is clear that these volunteers and professionals do their utmost best to provide the best appropriate care to the patient.

We are lucky to have so many highly qualified resources available to us here in our remote North Lake area. While not doing a "hard sell" for their respective membership programs, TCLS, PHI and REACH made it abundandly clear that it is in everyone's best interest to join all three membership programs. Like most insurance, we hope we never need it and wish we had the premiums back. But if we do need it, these programs can avoid a financial catastrophe, on top of whatever medical problem one might be dealing with.

You can obtain membership in all three programs for just $150 per year. Contact your local fire department for more information.

Trinity County Code Enforcement
Here are a few quick links to documents on the Trinity County website:

Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Delta Tunnels
Stop The TunnelsControversy continues as more people become aware of the Governor's proposal to divert Northern Calif water south through two 32-foot diameter tunnels under the Delta. You can read much about this plan on our Stop the Tunnels page. Below are some recent articles and news:


Stop The Tunnels

North Lake Community Action

View the TLRA page for a list of positioning letters, EIR/EIS comments, and community meeting presentations. Community Meeting logo


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