Tag Archives: Ruth Lake

Thousands of acres on fire in the mountains

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA – The Six Rivers National Forest currently has the Orleans Complex consisting of 19 fires; the Ruth Complex consisting of three fires; and the Young Fire on the Gasquet Ranger District in the Siskiyou Wilderness. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. Orleans Complex: The Orleans Complex has

Nearly 12,000 acres on fire in the hills

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 19, 2017 – The Six Rivers National Forest currently has the Orleans Complex consisting of 19 fires; the Ruth Complex consists of three (3) fires; and the Young Fire on the Gasquet Ranger District in the Siskiyou Wilderness. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. Orleans

Ruth fire at 4,602 acres; Orleans fire at 5,699 acres

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 15, 2017 – The Six Rivers National Forest currently has the Orleans Complex consisting of 19 fires for a total of 5,699 acres with 25% containment; the Ruth Complex consists of three (3) fires for a total of 4,602 acres with 35% containment; and the Young Fire on the

Mad River Current for Monday, July 30: RV park proposed; fire in the hills; lovely weather if you like it hot

RV park proposed near Samoa Bridge The City of Eureka may seek a developer to create a RV park on the undeveloped property on the south end of the Samoa Bridge near the boat ramp. The Eureka City Council is scheduled to consider the matter at its meeting Tuesday, Aug 1 starting at 6 p.m.

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

Ruth Lake almost full; big waves to slam coast

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT/TRINITY COUNTIES – The water reservoir which supplies Humboldt County’s major population centers is about 89 percent filled and may reach capacity next week, depending on rainfall. Ruth Lake, located in neighboring Trinity County, has been nearly filled thanks to unusually high rainfall in October. Ruth Lake discharges into the Mad River,

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

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