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Big Basin State Park celebrates 113 years

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According to the Tree Timeline, a series of text and photos pinned the length of a downed 100-foot redwood, Big Basin State Park is the last surviving old growth redwood forest in the San Francisco Bay Area only because it was protected four years before the 1906 earthquake struck.

Source: California Water News feed

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In East Porterville, drought escalates mental health issues

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Experts say people affected by the drought also face stress, which can escalate to anxiety, depression and a host of other mental conditions. Studies show those findings are especially true for people who rely on water for economic survival, such as farmers, and people living in rural areas with fewer options for income and care.

Source: California Water News feed

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In vicious fire season, an endurance test for California crews

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Fighting wildfires has always been draining, dangerous work, but firefighters say they now are being flung from one huge blaze to the next, using the same old axes and scrapers to fight a new species of mega-fires born from years of drought, while dealing with rising temperatures and government policies that filled the woods with tinder.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News