Monday, October 16, 2017

USA, California: GRC Board Member Reports from the Geysers Geothermal Field

VIDEO: Officials say Pocket and Tubbs fires not currently threatening Lake County (Lake County News)

In an effort to better illustrate the distance of the fires Tubbs and Pocket fires from Lake County, on Saturday afternoon, District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon and Calpine Director of Engineering Tim Conant - a GRC Board Member -hosted Lake County News on a tour through The Geysers geothermal steamfield, which stretches across 45 square miles in southern Lake County and Northern Sonoma County.

From the ridges in the steamfield, the smoke from both fires was clearly visible, with tankers flying through the Pocket fire area.

Both Brown and Conant explained that the Pocket fire would have to turn around, cross several ridges, hillsides and creeks, and the burn scars or both the Valley fire and last year’s Sawmill fire to reach Lake County.

In the case of the Tubbs fire, the winds were blowing the smoke and the fire away from Lake County.

In the video abelow, they explain the situation and point out the fires’ locations in relation to Lake County.

(Video: 5:26 Minutes)