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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Rio Dell continues to conserve water; 40 percent reduction

RIO DELL-Drought conditions persist across the state and here on the North Coast. The city of Rio Dell, without being forced to limit their water use, have been able to reduce their water usage by 40 percent.

The state ordered the city to reduce the amount of water they were using in July, then lifted the order.

According to the City Manager, Kyle Knopp, residents are continuing to save water, cutting their water usage nearly in half.