Butte Fire Near Home

This raw video taken during the devastating Butte Fire, reminds all of us the importance of retaining clearance space around your house.

KCRA 3 Crew Drives On Highway 26 During Butte Fire

Brian Hickey of Sacramento’s KCRA 3 Television and his crew posted this video on a social media page.

They were driving on Highway 26 near Mokelumne Hill on Thursday September 10th. This was highly dangerous to drive into these conditions. The quality of this video is not very good however, the devastation shown (as it is happening) along this brief stretch of highway is difficult to comprehend.

Stanislaus River Before New Melones Dam

With the New Melones Reservoir water level extremely low this year, newer residents to the Mother Lode are able to see what the surrounding area once looked like before dam was built. But it is not the complete picture. Here is footage from 1975, portraying the Stanislaus River as it once was with its whitewater run, limestone caves, Indian relics and Gold Rush history. This film was used to try to stop construction of the New Melones Dam. The effort was unsuccessful.