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Amador County Officials Call For Forest Rehabilitation

Jackson, CA — Amador County Officials are urging the U.S. Forest Service to promptly follow through with a plan to restore 16,000 acres in the Eldorado National Forest charred by a wildland fire last fall.

County leaders say the after effects of the Power fire last October have caused erosion damage to the Mokelumne River watershed which supplies water to the county and East Bay area.

The fire caused smoke and particulate matter to drift into the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Sacramento area, prompting health alerts and the cancellation of sporting events.

County officials and others are calling for the removal of dead trees to reduce fire danger and protect the watershed, in addition to allowing the growth of new forest.