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Last modified on: Wednesday, 01-Apr-2020 02:06:57 EDT
The Trinity County Health Office, Dr. David Herfindahl, has issued an order for individuals
coming to Trinity County to stay at second or vacation homes. These individuals SHALL QUARANTINE
IN THAT HOME for 14 days when they arrive in our area.
As of this writing on March 30, there have been no cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Trinity County.
The Health Department is trying to reduce the risk of visitors or part-timers accidentally bringing
the virus to our residents.
Please read the brief text
in the official order here.
Trinity Lake Report
4/1/20 - The lake is down to 2,339' — as soon as it touched 2,343',
they started dumping it through the tunnel to Whiskeytown. Trinity Lake is down 31'
from the spillway, 81% full, 103% of average for the date. The lake is
down to "normal" for the date. This is looking like a
"critically dry" water year for the Trinity River fish restoration project.
Appropriately enough, they make the call on April Fools' Day. Let's hope for lots of rain after that date!
February was the driest on record in many places. We recorded no rainfall at all. Our
weather station recorded 0.02" of precipitation, but that was condensation from the fog and frost.
The lake is up nearly 5' since New Years Day, but unless we get more precipitation this
spring, the percentage of normal will continue to decline.
Nevertheless, due to a wet winter and spring in 2018-19, and a serendipitous failure of an
output valve in the dam last spring, the lake is in great shape this winter — and the fishermen
have been launching at the new Trinity Center boat ramp all winter! Even if we get
no more rain, which is unlikely, the lake should be in good shape for the 2020 boating season.
Here is a graph
of historic lake elevation (updated 3/14) 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.)
Fire Season Is Fast Approaching !!
We are in an extended winter dry spell, and the fuels are drying out fast. Whether or not we get more
precipication this winter, the coming fire season will be a risky one. A lot of folks are taking
advantage of the sunny days to burn yard debris. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!
You MUST have an Air Quality Management District burn permit to burn yard debris, and you MUST ensure
your burn day is an authorized burn day by calling the AQMD at 1-866-BURN-DAY and confirm Zone 3 is
"ok for burning" that day.
Check out all the fire information on our Fire Page, and download
TCVFD's "All About Fire Permits" white
paper to get all the current information about campfires and debris piles.
Be safe out there!
Smile on the North Lake at Amazon
You can support this webpage and the Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance
every time you shop on Amazon.
Simply checkout on Amazon's mirrored website for nonprofit support —
smile.amazon.com — and pick North Trinity Lake as your organization.
Amazon and Amazon Smile behave exactly the same and have the same products. If you put items
into your cart on Amazon, they display in your Amazon Smile cart.