Major North Lake Events
Last modified on: Wednesday, 05-Mar-2014 13:50:51 EST
Trinity Lake Report
3/5/14 - This morning, the lake is approaching 2,277', up 4.8 feet from its low water mark, which was on Feb 7.
This sequence of storms, which started Feb 26, has brought us 4 2/3" so far. Here is the
outlook from NOAA - we are now on the border between "below normal" and "equal chances of above
or below normal" categories.
Trinity Center CSD Seeking
General Manager Candidates
After three years of service to the Trinity Center CSD, General Manager Luke Lucas has decided to resign to take care
of personal business. The District Board expressed its appreciation in a special resolution adopted at the March meeting
recognizing Luke for all the hard work he performed, particularly with respect to retaining the TCVFD's excellent ISO rating.
With Luke's resignation, the General Manager position, which is required by state law, is open. The District is seeking
candidates who are willing to donate a little time to supporting their communtiy. Click for the
Notice of Vacancy that has been posted around
town, as well as the General Manager Job Description.
Candidates are urged to send a note to District Secretary Jan Bellinger as mentioned in the Notice.
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)
Bowerman Barn and Ranch
The "Bowerman Gang"
is hard at work.
- A proposal has been submitted for funding for the required NEPA for a new interpretive trail at the barn.
- A workday is set for April 5 to to cut roses, install picnic table, clean up cemetery, install rattlesnake sign, etc. Watch for notices.
- A website is under development
If you're interested in helping with some of the projects, contact Carol Fall at 286-2855, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover Hiking in the Trinity Alps
Hiking in the Trinities will leave you with life-long memories of alpine lakes, fresh air, and amazing wilderness.
You can start your exploration with our growing collection of hike writeups.
The Big Bear Lake Trail Guide recently added!
Calif Drought Coverage:
A crisis with many at fault
The 2014 drought crisis has complex origins. Mother Nature has not helped, but California has been lax in
planning for decades. Below are articles about water use in California:
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: