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Major North Trinity Events
Last modified on: Friday, 21-Nov-2014 14:53:42 EST
Trinity Lake Report and Drought Watch
11/21/14 -The lake is at 2,193', down 177'. This is the lowest
the lake has been since 1992. Before that, it was the infamous 1977 that saw the lake this low. In 1992, the lake
bottomed out at 2,192', and in 1977 the lake went all the way down to 2,120' (down 250'). We may drop below the
1992 minimum unless it keeps raining!
Over the past several weeks, Reclamation has been bypassing Trinity Dam power generation, plus it used a diesel-fed chiller
at Lewiston Dam to cool water in order to meet Trinity River temperature targets. How absurd! This lack of power
generation will likely be reflected in your electric rates next year.
With the forecast 50/50 chance for a dry 2015, shouldn't
we have saved water for next year? The fish kill-off next year with little lake water could be huge.
Burn Ban Lifted
Per this notice
, the burn ban in Trinity County is lifted as of October 27, 2014.
Permits are still required.
TPUD Community Workshop 3/3
Trinity PUD's General Manager Paul Hauser presented TPUD's very early plan to move
TPUD power lines out of the forest to the Highway 3 easements. The plan has "first glance"
concept approval by CalTrans and USFS.
Those attending the workshop had a lot of questions. The consensus from the group was
to move forward to the next step of the plan, which is serious discussion with the USFS.
Where appropriate and economical, sections of lines would be moved as a section
"ages out" or is in need of major repair. The entire project county-wide could take 15 years.
Here are links to large PDF maps of the power lines in the Trinity Lake area:
Existing: South Lake (3MB)
Existing: Highway 3 (4MB)
Existing: Coffee Creek/East Fork (3MB)
Trinity County Code Enforcement
Here are a few quick links to documents on the Trinity County website:
Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Delta Tunnels
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: