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Get your North Trinity
"Explore-It" T-shirt

We have short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts and very cool sweatshirts in stock.

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

Email us if you are interested in a long sleeve shirt or a sweatshirt.

See our current inventory, colors, pricing, and photos.


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Notice of Trinity Center CSD Board Vacancy
and Request for candidates
(See below.)

Trinity Lake Report

7/23/17 - The lake elevtaion is about 2,344', down 26' from the spillway. Our run of 90+ degree days was 19 days, and the temps are up again this weekend, should be in the 90s all week.

The lake is reportedly 103% of normal for the date. It is definitely up for a great boating year when Stuarts Fork Ramp is open until the 3rd week of July. It is closed now, but we are having a great boating season. We see the occasional houseboat up at the north end of the lake.

The government is still wasting water down the river for the failing fish restoration program. Once a government program is in place, it never goes away regardless of any metrics that indicate no positive results.

Here is a graph of historic lake elevation (updated 7/22) showing spillway and Trinity Center ramp elevations. (The gaps in the line on the graph are due to missing or bad data in the state's database.)


CSD Board Vacancy
and Request for Candidates

After many years of serving the community on the TC CSD Board of Directors, Virginia Allin is becoming a part-time resident of the North Lake area, and is stepping down from the Board. The Board thanks Virginia for her years of service and will miss her repartee at meetings!

This creates an opening on the Board, and the Board is seeking interested parties for serving on the TC CSD Board of Directors. Meetings are held once a month on the first Tuesday at 6:30p. Canidates must be residents of the TCCSD. Here is the announcement letter from the District with more details.

If you have interest, please send in an email or letter of interest to Board Chairman Pat Frost. Pat's contact information is in the announcement letter.


California Boating and Waterways Commission Approved Our Boat Ramp Project!

At the Feb 8 meeting of the state Boating and Waterways commission in Weaverville, approval was granted for the $1.64 million improvement project for the Trinity Center launching facility. The grant will be given to the USFS to do the work since they manage the National Recreation Area that controls recreation on Trinity Lake.

The USFS has applied for a $1.64 million grant to improve the parking, restroom and launch facilities at our boat ramp. The plan is to extend and re-pave the double-lane ramp down to the bottom of the current single-lane, put in a new floating courtesy dock, install all-new restrooms, and more! The details are in this document.

The day before the meeting, on Feb 7, the commission toured the Trinity Center ramp and concluded that this is a very valuable resource for our community in need of overhaul. A strong showing of local support both at the ramp tour and at the meeting in Weaverville went a long way toward convincing commission members of the need. They said multiple times that they were impressed with the public show of support for the project.

The work will need to be done at a lower lake level, and the end of the drought this year is ironic timing, but the project is approved and actually includes funding for a small cofferdam to allow work even if the ramp is not fully exposed.

A big Thank You to California Department of Boating and Waterways, the USFS NRA team, the Trinity Collaborative, and, of course, a small, tireless group of locals who fought to keep this project on the radar and moving forward!


USFS Local Fuels Reduction Project - DONE !!
(except for the burning!)

The Forest Service project east of Hwy 3 just north of KOA is done and looks great. Here is a map of the project area. The treatment removed trees up to 8", with a few 10" trees, to reduce the density of ladder fuels. The intent is keep the forest canopy to prevent sunlight from reaching the ground and regrowing the brush.

There are hundreds of slash piles that remain, and with all the moisture, we can expect burining this spring.


2015 Draft Long-Term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River

US Reclamation solicited comments on a draft plan to make their late-summer augmentation release (up to 83,000 acre feet) permanent. Comments were due Aug 20, 2015. The draft plan and posted comments are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao/lt-plan.html.

Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance submitted comments on this draft. Our first comment is that the title of the plan is biased and reflects an unscientific assumption that the salmon need protecting.

Under the plan's preferred action, water would be released if "triggers" occur in the lower Klamath River.

Reclamation is supposed to answer all submitted comments, modify the plan accordingly, and then issue an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) in Spring 2016. At that time, the public can again submit comments on the EIS and final plan.

TLRA's position is that these extra water releases beyond the Trinity River Record of Decision (ROD) damage Trinity County and the businesses and communities in the North Lake. Lake recreation is a huge part of Trinity County's only remaining legal economy: tourism.

Therefore, Trinity County and lake-based businesses should be compensated for damage due to diminished lake levels and boat facilities improvements should be funded to increase the public ability to safety access the lake for recreation.


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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