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. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
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:    
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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Eel River salmon spawing despite low flows

The Eel River salmon run is alive and moving up river to spawn despite low rainfall.

Members of the Eel River Recovery Project successfully completed six dives on the lower Eel and counted nearly 6-thousand Chinook salmon. They were also able to document a late run that is moving up to spawn even though water levels are still low. The Humboldt Redwood Company and the Wiyot Tribe funded the dives.

Last year a record 3400 fish made it past the Van Arsdale Dam. So far this year only 28 fish have made it. To assist or report fish sightings, call Eel River Volunteer Coordinator Pat Higgins at 707-223-7200. The project is being made possible by grants from Patagonia and the Salmon Restoration Association of Ft. Bragg. To see more photos and video of salmon and to access reports, go to: