Tag Archives: Drought

County warned that drought is the ‘new normal’

County warned that drought is the ‘new normal’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County is in moderate to severe drought but the Board of Supervisors has been advised to view the situation as something even more concerning – the steady advance of climate change. ​At the May 25 board meeting, Supervisor Mike Wilson sponsored an agenda item titled “drought conditions

More forest burns advised to help address drought

Paul Mann Mad River Union  EUREKA – California’s dire drought, climate change and raging wildfires require a major shift in public policy in favor of controlled burns as a critical forest management tool, authorities say. State officials and fire ecology experts warn that wildfires are increasing in frequency, severity and destruction. They say California’s 100-year

Drought recovery may take until 2020

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Although Ruth Lake is sparing Humboldt County the worst of the historic drought, the recovery of the rest of the North Coast and the state as a whole may take until 2020, UCLA scientists say. The fiendish dry spell, now in its fifth year, is the worst since

State to city: Arcata must conserve more water (revised)

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mark André, Director September 25, 2015 Environmental Services Department (707) 822-8184 or 845-5804 State to City: Arcata must conserve more water The State Water Resources Control Board began requiring Arcata to cut water usage by 4 percent and to begin following water conservation requirements in June. As of

Drought slams livestock industry

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – California’s historic drought has touched off a chain reaction in local livestock output. Humboldt County Agriculture Commissioner Jeff M. Dolf points to early selloffs, smaller herds, grazing shortages, reduced forage production and spikes in hay prices. The commissioner says local producers began selling their livestock and reducing herd

City declares water emergency, 8 percent use reduction

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council last night tightened restrictions on water use, introducing an emergency ordinance pursuant to a state mandate over the drought-related water shortage in California. The ordinance will likely be adopted by the council and would normally go into effect June 17, but because of the statewide emergency

Trinidad eyes Mad River water

Mad River Union TRINIDAD – The City of Trinidad may study the idea of connecting to McKinleyville’s water supply lines. At its meeting tonight, April 8, the Trinidad City Council may affirm the city’s policy of “supporting additional analysis of water supply options for the city and surrounding areas.” The idea of connecting to the