Lake Group’s next general membership meeting will be held virtually at 6PM on Thursday, September 24: we’re going to talk about PG&E’s intention to step away from its small hydroelectric facility at Lake Pillsbury, leaving the future of Scott Dam and the lake very much in doubt since there is no incentive to continue operation of this antiquated plant. A group of water agencies and environmental has come up with a decommissioning plan that would ope the main stem of the Eel River to endangered salmon and steelhead and maintain water deliveries to Mendocino and Sonoma counties, but also include removal of Scott Dam and disappearance of the lake. What would this mean for local recreational users and cabin owners? What would replace the lake’s function as a fire-fighting resource? What would be the impacts to surrounding wildlife such as the resident herd of Tule Elk? What can be done to get the best deal for Lake County? Please join us to explore these questions.
As always the meeting is free, but unlike our in-person presentations reservations are required to assure one of the limited spaces in the Zoom room. For full connection information and to register, visit Lake Group’s online calendar.