Floating boat docks have been installed at the Tisdale Boat Ramp at Tisdale Weir along the Sacramento River in western Sutter County.
California Custom Docks installed the $60,000 floating docks at the boat ramp this week.
There are three metal frame and cement tile deck docks. Each is eight feet wide by 20 feet long, so the complete assembly is 60 feet long. There are handrails to assist people in getting into and out of boats.
Tisdale Boat Ramp and floating docks were funded entirely by the California Parks and Recreation Department’s Division of Boating and Waterways, which provides grants to local government agencies from income generated through the licensing of boats.
The Tisdale Weir is a feature of the flood control system, and Sacramento River flows cross the weir during high water episodes. The docks will be removed November 1 and reinstalled May 1, because of intermittent closing of the boat ramp due to rising river levels.
Smoke from wildfires is a frequent experience in Northern California that presents a known health hazard. Wildfire smoke contains irritants and “particulate matter” (PM). Very small PM and irritants can enter deep into the lungs and cause health problems, even in small amounts. It is important to know what to do when wildfire smoke is in the air to reduce the exposure to wildfire smoke and the risk of adverse effects on health.
Healthy people can be affected by wildfire smoke, but some groups are especially vulnerable to the irritants and PM in smoke, such as people with heart or lung disease, older adults, pregnant women and children. Smoke can irritate the eyes and airways, causing coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, headaches, stinging eyes or a runny nose. People with cardiovascular diseases, like coronary heart disease, high blood pressure or other vascular disease, are more likely to have a heart attack or other illness in smoky conditions. People with lung problems, like asthma or emphysema, are more likely to have their condition aggravated. Children’s developing lungs are more vulnerable to the bad effects of smoke and very small PM.
Here are some specific strategies to reduce risk when there is visible smoke in the air:
The Community Memorial Museum Commission is sponsoring a pig roast on Saturday, August 24 at the new Ettl Hall behind the Museum. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Barbecued pork with all the fixings is the featured menu. The band Blue Moon will provide bluegrass music. Tickets are available for $25 per person at the Museum or from any Museum Commissioner. Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $10. The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.
The Sutter County Office of Emergency Management is launching a new information service allowing residents to receive advisories and emergency alerts via text and email.
This service, created by Nixle, LLC delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone.
Nixle is completely simple, trusted and available at no cost to Sutter County and its residents.
Nixle is a community information service that alerts you to public safety threats and community events via web, e-mail, and cell phone. Sign up at www.nixle.com to register, or go to the Sutter County Office of Emergency Management web page to sign up:
Residents may also sign up for SMS text alerts generated by the Sutter County Office of Emergency Management only by texting their zip code, or the word, “Sutter,” to 888777.
Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. Then share this new service with friends and neighbors to spread the word!
Nixle’s authenticated service connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and through Web access.
Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.