Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg.:    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:     - Click for more Info
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
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Drought conditions worsen in Humboldt, Trinity Counties

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NORTH COAST- On Wednesday the North Coast had a taste of rain but according to experts that is minimal in comparison to what we need to get out of a drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Humboldt and Trinity Counties are among dozens who have been upgraded from severe to extreme drought conditions.
The updated drought monitor was released by the USDA and shows expanding extreme and exceptional drought conditions across the entire state. Officials are calling 2013 the driest year on record and at Ruth Lake it remains at 55 percent full, but are normally at 90 percent full. These drought conditions are expected to persist at least into the spring and the climate prediction center forecasts below normal precipitation for the next three months. Governor brown is still asking people in the state to conserve their water usage by at least 20 percent.