Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Lake Kaweah is on the rise. The seasonal holding of water in the reservoir is underway.

WEATHER WATCH: December 1, 2017

 

Precipitation on Monday, Nov. 27, measured about a third of an inch in Three Rivers at 1,000 feet. The current weather pattern for early December is typical for La Nina: cool temps with only a slight chance of a stray shower in the 15-day forecast.

Conditions are ideal for the 8 a.m. start of the Kaweah Country Run, and recent rains have made the dirt lake-bottom trails dust free. Expect daytime highs in the 60s with chilly lows around 40 with clear nights.      

Hazard burn permits now available:

Due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity, it is now permissible to obtain a burn permit for pile burning to rid property of dry, natural debris that might otherwise be a fire hazard. Property owners may obtain a burn permit at the local Cal Fire station.
 
Those in possession of a current, valid hazard-reduction burn permit may burn on permissible burn days. Residents who have a permit and are planning to burn must verify in advance that it is a permissive burn day by calling 1-877-429-2876.
 
Burning requirements are as follows: 
 
—Only burn dry, natural vegetative  material (leaves, pine needles, tree trimmings).
 
—Burning of trash, painted wood, or other non-vegetative debris is not allowed.
 
—No burning on windy days.
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—Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter and height (add to the pile as it burns down).
 
—Clear a 10-foot perimeter around pile, have a shovel and water source nearby, and have an adult in attendance at all times.
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