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Ruth Lake is now full of water!

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District EUREKA – The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) announced today that Ruth Lake, the reservoir that serves municipal and industrial customers in the Humboldt Bay region, has filled for the first time in water year 2015-16. The water year starts on October 1. Ruth Lake generally fills in either December

11,000 acres burning in Mad River Complex

Six Rivers National Forest Active lightning strikes last week on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District. Fires on the Lower Trinity and Mad River districts

Update: Firefighters continue to battle blazes

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 1, 2015 – Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the

Update on ‘unprecedented fire event’

From Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 1, 2015 – Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and

Mandatory evacuation at Ruth Lake

From Caltrans: Eastbound Route 36 has been closed at the Humboldt/Trinity County line due to a wildfire in Trinity County. No ETO at this time. From Rivers National Forest TRINITY COUNTY –  Active lightning strikes yesterday on the Six Rivers National Forest resulted in numerous fires across the Mad River and Lower Trinity Ranger Districts. The fires

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

Ruth Lake is full

HBMWD Ruth Lake, Humboldt County’s primary water reservoir, was declared 100% full by water district officials on December 11, 2014.  Carol Rische, General Manager for Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) said, “We are happy to say that Ruth Lake went from 69% to 100% capacity since the end of October, 2014.  Ruth Lake typically

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