Desalination plant arrives in Fort Bragg, state passes prescribed burn legislation

Oct 15, 2021

A desalination system sits ready to treat brackish water from the Noyo River at the Fort Bragg water plant on Sept. 29.
Credit Sonia Waraich

10/13/21 — Recent rainfall and the arrival of a desalination system are allowing Fort Bragg to reduce the city’s drought emergency from a Stage 4 water crisis to a Stage 2 water alert. That means businesses and residents can ease up slightly on their water conservation efforts.

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom also passed the last of three bills that will make it easier for tribes and private landowners to conduct cultural and prescribed fires. Fire experts like Lenya Quinn-Davidson say increasing the use of prescribed burns is key to protecting against catastrophic wildfires.