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Gov. Jerry Brown issued a drought emergency proclamation for the state Jan. 17, but how that will impact Plumas County remains to be seen.
“I’m not sure of all the impacts to the upper watershed, but it certainly bears watching,” said Jerry Sipe, the county’s office of emergency services director, in a written update to the Board of Supervisors.
Sipe also included a long-range weather forecast, which predicts below-normal precipitation for California and Northern Nevada through April.
“We’re facing perhaps the worst drought California has ever seen since records began being kept about 100 years ago,” Brown said in declaring the emergency.
The governor called for a voluntary “20 percent conservation of our water use” by the state’s residents in both urban and rural areas, but mentioned the possibility of mandatory conservation.
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FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough
This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...Read More...
New class plans paddle fest
Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....Read More...
Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted