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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 25, 2014 15B Water enthusiasts should :take serious precautions against low temperatures and swift currents when in or near water this spring, according to :Pacific Gas and Electric Co., i California State Parks and the :Division of Boating and :,Waterways. , Despite this year's ',below-normal snowfall, the :spring snowmelt can still .result in swift and cold river flows that can create i treacherous conditions for all irecreationists -- waders, iswimmers, paddlers, boaters, ianglers and even hikers icooling off at the water's edge. Lower water levels can also ',expose hazards or make them 'closer to the surface. PG&E, California State 'Parks and its Division of Boating and Waterways icaution that even though the ,water content of California's ,mountain snowpack is below inormal, the snowpack is ,rapidly melting as mid-spring itemperatures continue to rise: .As warmer weather and longer :days speed up melting snow in mountainous regions, water temperatures will continue to drop and flows can change :suddenly in waterways and reservoirs. "We ask those enjoying the outdoors to be careful near ,mountain streams, rivers and :reservoirs," said Randy :Livingston, PG&E's vice president of power generation. "Water flows will fluctuate :with the warming and cooling of the day so always be prepared for a change in the water. conditions." --Recreating in PG&E canals "Never get too comfortable and flumes is strictly around water when recreating, prohibited. Stay out of canals no matter how low the levels and flumes, which are very are," said retired Maj. Gen. dangerous due to slippery sides Anthony L. Jackson, USMC, and fast-moving water. director of California State --Lower lake and river Parks. "This year we are levels can expose hazards like asking water enthusiasts to rocks and trees, or make them adjust with water-related closer to the surface. activities to the drought Know your limits: conditions. Water conditions in --Swimming in open water some waterways are low is more difficult than in a enough to make for hazardous swimming pool -- people tire boating. It is also critical for more quickly and can get into everyone in or around the trouble. water to wear life jackets at all --Cold water causes times, no matter if water levels impairment leading to are low." fatalities. It reduces body heat "Spring is a wonderful time 25 to 30 times faster than air to recreate in California's does at the same temperature. waterways," said Sylvia Ortega --Many unseen obstacles can Hunter, DBW's deputy be lurking below the water's director. "But please read the surface. Swift water can make safety tips in this water safety these obstacles even more warning because making a treacherous. Guided trips for mistake could threaten the life inexperienced paddlers are of a loved one." recommended. Wear a life jacket: Water safety tips --Conditions change quickly Know the water: in open water and even the best --Sudden immersion in cold swimmers can misjudge the water can stimulate the "gasp water and their skills when reflex, "causing an involuntary boating or swimming: Wearing inhalation of air or water. It a life jacket can increase can even trigger cardiac arrest, survival time. temporary paralysis, --A life jacket can provide hypothermia and drowning, some thermal protection When faced with swift water, against the onset of even the strongest swimmers hypothermia and keep You may be easily overwhelmed, afloat until someone else can --Cold water entering the rescue you. ear canal can cause vertigo and Parental supervision: disorientation. This may --Actively supervise confuse swimmers, causing children in and around open them to venture deeper into bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention, operate a boat or water ski Appoint a designated "water with a blood alcohol watcher," taking turns with concentration (BAC) of 0.08 other adults, percent or more. You can be --Teach children that arrested even when your BAC swimming in open water is not is less than 0.08 percent if the same as swimming in a conditions are deemed to be pool: they need to be aware of unsafe. uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and About DBW changing weather. DBW enhances public access Know the law: to California's waterways and --Every child under 13 must promotes on-the-water safety to wear a Coast Guard-fipproved California's more than 4 life jacket when on a moving million motorized and vessel that is 26 feet or less in nonmotorized boaters through length, programs funded by vessel --A Coast Guard-approved registration fees, boating fuel life jacket must be carried for tax dollars and boating facility each person on board a boat. construction loan payments. This includes rigid or For more informatiOn, visit inflatable paddlecraft, dbw.ca.gov. --Every person on board a personal watercraft (popularly About PG&E known as "jet skis") and any Pacific Gas and Electric Co., person being towed behind a a subsidiary of PG&E Corp. vessel must wear a Coast (NYSE:PCG), is one of the Guard-approved life jacket, largest combined natural gas --It is against the law to and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/about/newsroom. For more information on public safety related to hydroelectric generation call PG&E's hydro safety line at 415-973-SAFE, or visit the recreation website at pge.com/recreation. About California State Parks California State Parks manages 278 park units in a system that contains 1.5 million acres, 300 miles of the California coastline, 640 miles of iakefront and more than 300 miles of rivers. More than 65 million people visited state parks in 2010. For more information, visit parks.ca.gov. :THEATRE, from page 13B ( t :be open. The "Help Save Our Theatre" video will be debuted that night, after 'which the musical ipresentations:will begin. Sets iwill be seven minutes each. :.The theatre will provide an :ambient mic for acoustic .:performances. Sigups for :onstage performances will be ,taken online at , ~ -~ - - information@plumasarts.org . If space is still available, sign-ups will also be taken that evening between 7:30 and 8 p.m. : The show will begin at 8 ip.m. Admission at the door will be $5, or more if people .are feeling generous. Cash :donations beyond admission will be welcomed that evening and a selection of 4ncentives for donations will be assembled. -Bread for the Journey : Bread for the Journey is a iband of volunteers that raises money in the local community and gives micro-grants to ordinary people -- with extraordinary, spirits -- who have an idea to ,make the community more ivital, healthy and just. Katie Bagby, founder of the iFeather River chapter of J3read for the Journey, a national nonprofit, says, ?'BFJ looks for wholeness in :our community -- for places -where good things are ialready starting to happen -- and we give them a little grant, or 'bread for their ATTY journey,' to help make it a group has committed to reality, match up to an additional "The Town Hall Theatre is $1,000 raised that evening one of those places. It is the and is hoping to spur a little cultural heart of our friendly competition among community. Now is an event goers to give what they important moment. In order can. to survive and thrive, our All proceeds will go Town Hall needs a big directly to the Save Our infusion of love and money. Theatre/Go Digital We're really excited to help, campaign. More information our community do this." about the campaign will Bread for the Journey is become available on the making an initial grant of Plumas Arts website: $50~ to the campaiga.~l~e ,~ pl~r~s.org. . No matter how much I try, nothing I do is enough for my husband. I think that he is having an affair but he denies it, and says I'm going crazy. If this keeps up, I am afraid I might. Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for support and help. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center ANDERLINI & Mcs\g ENEY LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super LawTer, a Martindale-ltubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of Calitbrnia. We specialize in wild fire litigation and serious personal injury, cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 ,and ask for "Ferry. Anderlini or Chris Andersen tanderlini@anderlinimcsweeneylaw.com candersen@anderlinimcsweeneylaw.com Plumas Pines Shopping Center Welcomes Grancl Opening Moncla9 ,June oth !!! Vresh and Delicious Korean l bQTacos, Wraps, and Rice bowls with 9our choice o{: chicken, bee4: or pork Amazing sides and sushi like 9ou have never had be :ore! Grand Opening ,.Special I= vergthing Off ,.June oth, Jul9 i, Oul9 z [:'lurnasshopping.com For leasing" information, please contact ~ ~ Gary Christensen ~ ~ ~ ~ U Pacific Commercial Mgt P~ ~ ~ gary@pcmgt.net PAC! r I C COM M E RC IAt Friday, June 27th 6:00-8:00pm West End Theatre, Quincy Facilitator: Anne Gaudet, The Quincy Resource Center Reserve your space today! Call 283-6337 or email audreyrice@countyofplumas.com Sponsored by: uyIEs