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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9B Feather River Land Trust is offering guided tours via kayak or canoe of the Middle Fork Feather River in Sierra Valley. The event takes place Saturday, May 28. Photo submitted Pacific Gas and Electric Company said last week that it projects water levels at Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake will be above normal this summer due to above normal precipitation over the winter. PG&E announced the lake level projections at the 2105 Lake Level Committee meeting in Chico, which is held most years to review and discuss PG&E's planned water operations for Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake for the remainder of the year. The committee name refers to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project No. 2105, which is the license number for PG&E's Upper North Fork Feather River hydroelectric project. Kevin Richards, a hydrologist in PG&E's power generation department, said at the meeting that PG&E plans its operations to balance recreation, the environment, electric power generation and other needs. With the best precipitation |a season in years for the northern Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades, Lake Almanor will be about 4 feet higher than normal this summer, which is about 8 feet higher than last year's levels. Although total precipitation for the season to date in the Lake Almanor basin is at 120 percent of normal, this year's warm winter and spring has resulted in below average snowpack, and the spring runoff is forecast to be only 83 percent of normal, Richards reported. This year, based on current data, a moderate summer electrical demand and historical modeling, PG&E projects Lake Almanor levels will reach approximately 4,492 feet elevation by July 4. The level is projected to be approximately 4,488 feet by Labor Day. For Bucks Lake, levels are also much higher than last year, and the lake will remain very full, above approximately 5,155 feet elevation through July 4. This is more than 10 feet higher than last year for that date. Bucks Lake's level will be approximately 5,148 feet in elevation by Labor Day. Lake Almanor receives much of its water from volcanic aquifers in the southern Cascade mountain range, which release a steady year-round flow of water from springs. Bucks Lake is in the Sierra Nevada and largely relies on surface runoff from the current season. PG&E expects Butt Valley Reservoir to be within normal operating range this summer. Land Trust hosts boat tour in the Sierra Valley Feather River Land Trust member, local botanist and FRLT members who donate is offering a unique birder Jim Battagin, willmonthly. opportunity Saturday, May guide the boat tour and walk. In partnership with High 28, to kayak and canoe the This outing is part of a Sierra Music Foundation, wetland channels of the series of naturalist-led events FRLT is offering an incentive Middle Fork Feather River in on FRLT's conserved to joining their monthly Sierra Valley. This properties 'this spring and giving circle. Each person opportunity is open to the summer. The nonprofit who becomes a monthly public and land trust organization's goals are tQ donor at $10 or more a month members alike, but online not only conserve the lands is entered into a drawing to registration is required, and waters of the Featherwin tickets to the High Sierra The land trust is offering a River watershed, but also to Music Festival. naturalist guided tour by connect people to this special The boating luncheon is boat for the first time in three place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For years because of the wet The cost is $20 per person more information, contact spring and higher water and includes lunch. The Vanessa at 283-5758 or levels. Long-time land trust boating luncheon is free to register online at frlt.org. ASPHALT SAND ill The Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at: ~or-- 1-877-332-2754 Text: Here2Help to 72727 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center V Birthday Birth Anniversary V' Graduation New Job or Promotion Any Other Special Occasion PPY 5OTH I ANNIVEKSAKY!!! William ("Bill") and Angela ElliotC's family wish to congratulate them on 50 loving years The couple met on a blind date while they both attended Sacramento State Universi~ married on July 18, 1965 in Sacramento. The bride's brothers sent a telegram on their wedding night proclaimin~"Hinister not ordained. STOP..HaveAngela home by midnight. STOR'.--A~rI~e~e hneymPdP~tidi~ J t They Sl~l~ai~~the~BlbUl~hildren, Kevin, David and Ju~Mldlli~s Valley area, where Angela has family ti~87 ~ey moved to Quincy, where Bill worked with the community as President and CEO of Plumas Bank, and Angala taught English at Quincy JrdSr. High School. Now both retired, they enjoy being more deeply involved in community and church activities. They also love travelin~ spending time appreciating the outdoors, and gathering with friends and family. Both known for their integriW, their faith, and their loyalty and service to others, they have touched many lives over the years. Their children, in particular, are grateful for their legacy of love and commitment. Bill and Angela will celebrate their anniversary in Mammoth Lakes with family, including their children, David and his wife Ginger;and Julie and her husband Jim. A postage stamp was Just 3 cents Mlnlmum wage was only 40 cents Milk was 62 cents a gallon Gas was 21 cents a gallon Bread was 9 cents a loaf an hour I .. arid Michael Peters was born on Wednesday, July 25, 1945! Happy 70th Birthday young man! ! ! For just $40 we'll publish a 2 column x 7 inch ad in the newspaper of your choice listed below. You simply supply the photo, we'll do the design and, if you'd like, help with the wording, including trivia research. Because of this special price, deadline is on Wednesday, a week prior to the publication date. Marc or Holly 283-O8OO Cherl or Valorle Roger Valorle 258-3115 832-4646 258-3115 ,V