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Surviving Ruth Lake’s wrath should the dam fail

Surviving Ruth Lake’s wrath should the dam fail

Note: This is a revised version of an article which first appeared in the Union in June 2015.  Jack Durham Mad River Union MAD RIVER WATERSHED – Emergency personnel are planning for a highly unlikely but nightmarish scenario – the failure of the R.W. Matthews Dam, the earthen structure that holds back Ruth Lake. Should

Big storm coming; flood watch issued

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A gnarly storm is going to hit Humboldt tonight with a promise of heavy rain, high winds and a threat of flooding. Rain this morning and in the afternoon may be wimpy, at best, with the National Weather Service forecasting a 60 percent chance of rain, with less than a

Surviving Ruth Lake’s wrath in the event that the dam fails

Jack Durham Mad River Union MAD RIVER WATERSHED – Emergency personnel are planning for a highly unlikely but nightmarish scenario – the failure of the R.W. Matthews Dam, the earthen structure that holds back Ruth Lake. Should the 150-foot-tall dam fail in an earthquake, major storm or other disaster or terrorist attack, more than 48,000

Storm survival tips from Arcata Fire

Arcata Fire Protection District Preparing For the Storm Arcata, CA- (December 10, 2014)- Weather experts are predicting the storm that is due to hit the coast today and the next few days will be the worst we’ve seen in the past 40 years.  Experts predict approximately five inches of rain to fall in the McKinleyville,

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