Mid-August. That’s usually when the rainbow and steelhead trout are biting, and fishing guide Steven Fry is jumping. Last year, Fry — who escorts clients on fishing excursions for The Fly Shop fly-fishing company — was typically booked at least five days a week, leading small groups to the lower Sacramento River.
Over the weekend, sheriff’s deputies with help from California Highway Patrol, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service held a “proactive enforcement detail” in the Tule Canyon area located east of Springville on Highway 190 — between Springville and Camp Nelson in Giant Sequoia National Monument.
The Estero Trail provides one of the prettiest, easy walks at Point Reyes National Seashore — one that can can be done in short (2.5-mile), medium (5-mile) or long (8-mile) treks. Each provides a special payoff.
The first spill of about 7,500 gallons was caused by a sewer main break in Costa Mesa near the 55 freeway on Monday, according to the agency. The second spill of approximately 7,500 gallons was caused by a private sewer lateral blockage in Santa Ana, first noticed by a resident on Saturday.
When the weather is hot in California there is nothing better than cooling off with a refreshing swim in one of the state’s majestic lakes and reservoirs. The State Water Project (SWP), operated by DWR, offers swimming, waterskiing, and boating opportunities at its lakes and reservoirs – from Lake Oroville in the north to Lake Perris in the south.
When a wall of flames raced up the hillside at Avalanche Creek on a recent afternoon, firefighters in Yosemite National Park had to act quickly. The giant Ferguson Fire was headed toward the south rim of Yosemite Valley, and if crews didn’t stop it here, the fire would open up on the edge of the park’s most beloved spot.
Two top officials of the Trump administration, winding up a tour of fire-ravaged Redding, insisted Monday that removing dead trees and thinning forests, not addressing climate change, are the keys to dealing with California wildfires.
Spot quiz: Of the dozens of rivers that flow through California, how many are completely undammed? Answer: Just one. (Read on to find out which.) But that number would likely be zero, were it not for a law passed by Congress 50 years ago: the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. … Triple-digit temperatures across parts of the state — paired with lightning from passing thunderstorms — set the stage for several new large fires to take hold in Montana in recent days.
Electric bike enthusiasts are not happy the Marin Municipal Water District is not allowing them to ride on Mount Tamalpais fire trails and are seeking a change in the agency’s code. The district has erected signs in the past several weeks underscoring that the bikes are not allowed. That has raised the hackles of those who ride the bikes. While the signs are new, the policy is not.
The worst fire damage to recreation infrastructure is in Redding and at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Shasta County. On the renowned Sacramento River Trail, the Carr Fire destroyed four bridges, according to the city of Redding.
Thousands of tourists descend on Death Valley each summer to experience one of the world’s most extreme places at its most extreme. Compared with Terry Eddington, these people are amateurs. The National Park Service custodian is about halfway through her first summer in Death Valley, and she has already lived and worked through a July that may go down as the hottest month recorded on Earth.
City personnel have removed a group of homeless encampments along the Upper Truckee River. The abandoned homeless camps, which according to the city consisted of trash and other debris, were located in the Truckee River Meadow area behind Motel 6.
Today [Aug. 10] , the Department of Water Resources (DWR) urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to presence of blue-green algae. Boating is allowed, but swimming and other water-contact recreation and sporting activities are not considered safe under the danger advisory announced today due to potential adverse health effects. A warning level advisory had been in place at the reservoir since July 19.
The Department of Water Resources issued a warning on Friday for those visiting San Luis Reservoir in Merced County: Don’t go in the water. This is based on the potential health risks associated with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, blooms that accumulate into mats of scum and foam floating on the surface and along the shoreline.
The “growth” industry has fueled Arizona’s economy – growth in houses, offices, and places to have fun. Consistent growth is possible, in part, because of prudent water management in the more populated areas of the state. But outside the population hubs, some water rights still are tied up in court, making it hard for developers to plan.
In the state known as the “mother of rivers,” the third-warmest and driest period in more than a century is wreaking havoc on waterways that provide the economic lifeline for rural communities and high-alpine habitat for Colorado’s signature fish, the greenback cutthroat trout.
Facing mounting criticism for allowing Hollister Ranch landowners to keep 8.5 miles of Santa Barbara coastline largely closed to the beachgoing public, state officials indicated Thursday some regret about the controversial deal they quietly agreed to earlier this year.
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Thursday to order a Laguna Beach couple to pay $1 million in fines and tear down a sea wall that officials say protects a single mansion from erosion at the expense of the public beach in front.