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CA/US Coast Guard Leaders Discuss 2023 Port Huron Float Down
The Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023, on the St. Clair River. This un-sanctioned event poses significant dangers to participants and other users of the waterways during the 7.5 mile /12 km course.High risk factors such as fast-moving current, weather conditions, water temperature, large number of participants, lack of lifejackets, alcohol consumption, and limited rescue resources can create challenging emergency response scenarios that can result in serious injuries or fatalities.This ...
The Port Huron Float Down is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023, on the St. Clair River. This un-sanctioned event poses significant dangers to participants and other users of the waterways during the 7.5 mile /12 km course.
High risk factors such as fast-moving current, weather conditions, water temperature, large number of participants, lack of lifejackets, alcohol consumption, and limited rescue resources can create challenging emergency response scenarios that can result in serious injuries or fatalities.
This is an inherently dangerous activity. As first responders, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard recommend that people do not take part in this event. If you choose to participate, you are strongly encouraged to take several precautions:
Water temperatures during recent Float Downs averaged in the high 60s º F/ 17-19 º C. Immersion in water below 70 degrees º F/ 21 º C can lead to hypothermia that impairs a person's ability to swim or help themselves. Early signs of hypothermia include shivering, loss of coordination, and poor judgment.
Additionally, the marine environment accelerates effects of alcohol consumption and can increase fatigue and susceptibility to hypothermia - further impairing one's judgment, vision, and reaction time.
Past Float Downs have resulted in tragedy. In 2014, a 19-year-old experienced swimmer drowned during the event. The U.S. Coast Guard, local, state, and federal partners including the Canadian Coast Guard mounted a significant search and rescue effort that was suspended after 36 hours.
In 2016, high winds and heavy rains led to approximately 1,500 participants requiring assistance when they landed on the Canadian shoreline at Sarnia and Corunna, leaving them stranded and subject to Canadian and U.S. border security with no identification, money, or means of communication. Some had injuries and suffered from hypothermia.
The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard, supported by a large number of federal, state, provincial, and local agencies, are highly trained, but with limited resources. We embrace this responsibility, but cannot be everywhere. We rely on users of the marine environment to look out for one another, act responsibly, wear lifejackets, and refrain from alcohol consumption while on the water to improve the likelihood they return home safely.
Canadian Coast Guard
Jonathan P. Hickey
Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard
Ninth District Commander
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Discover the Poorest City in California
Before we delve into the details of the poorest city in California, we must give the metric used to determine this placement. The United States government collects data for future planning and investments each year. This data comes from the ...
Before we delve into the details of the poorest city in California, we must give the metric used to determine this placement. The United States government collects data for future planning and investments each year. This data comes from the American Community Survey (ACS). The government can create estimates up to five years in advance to determine an area’s various housing, economic, social, and demographic characteristics through this data.
The latest edition of this survey was released in December 2022. It determined that a standard household income in the state of California is roughly $79K per year. This number may seem impressive, but it’s important to be mindful that even the most wealthy areas of the state, in which many tech giants and entertainment big-wigs reside, are included within this average. As you’ll soon discover, not all parts of The Golden State earn this much.
Top 5 Poorest Cities in California
The poorest city in California lies among a range of other economically challenged populations. To understand the extent of this city’s struggles, we must compare it to similar areas. Below is a list of the five poorest cities in California as of recent data, including other variables such as their unemployment rates and median household incomes. If some of these numbers surprise you, keep in mind that over a quarter of all California residents live in conditions that are below or around the poverty line.
What is the Poorest City in California?
The small and humble city of Huron was founded in 1888. Located in Fresno County, the city spans a mere 1.6 square miles of land. Though more recent statistics cannot determine whether this remains accurate, it had the highest proportion of Hispanic and Latino residents in the United States at the time of the 2000 Census. What makes Huron the poorest city in California, though, is a combination of a low median income in tandem with high poverty and unemployment rates.
You see, with the state’s average household income of roughly 79K per year, Huron’s humble 31K average pales in comparison. So much so that, statistically, it is 60% lower than the statewide average. Although, that doesn’t mean the citizens of Huron are unhappy with their humble lifestyle. Only a fifty-minute drive from the city of Fresno, it is an agricultural landscape jam-packed with hard-working residents. These people take pride in their homes without the need for any bells and whistles.
Low median incomes can often work in tandem with high rates of poverty. Huron’s poverty rate is 41.3%, making up nearly half of the area’s residents. Remember, though, that such a small city likely also has a low cost of living. Just because the people residing in Huron are objectively impoverished does not necessarily mean they struggle to attain basic necessities. Still, with the statewide California poverty rate of 11.7% in 2021, Huron has a far more substantial rate.
Where is Huron, California Located on a Map?
Should you choose to visit Huron, California, know that it is a mere hop, skip, and jump away from Fresno. It is located within Fresno County, in the San Joaquin Valley region of Northern California. Small, humble, and teeming with agricultural landscapes, it is quite a beautiful place to drive through on your way to another major city.
There aren’t too many local sights or noteworthy tourist destinations, but the city is central to other, more bustling areas. Still, a stop in Huron can allow you to try their many fantastic Hispanic eateries, stroll through their local community park, and gain a richer understanding of agricultural living.
The photo featured at the top of this post is © iStock.com/Matthew Starling
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Top 3 hotspots to visit on a road trip to Huron County
Summer is road trip season and we want to help you make the most of it. The counties outside of London are full of hidden gems, so we're asking the people who know their county best to give their top three list of must-dos.Rick Sickinger is an economic development officer in Huron County, specializing in tourism and food. He joined CBC London Morning to talk about the county north of London, Ont., known as 'Ontario's West Coast.'Here are his top three picks for a Huron County road trip.1. A day at the beach...
Summer is road trip season and we want to help you make the most of it. The counties outside of London are full of hidden gems, so we're asking the people who know their county best to give their top three list of must-dos.
Rick Sickinger is an economic development officer in Huron County, specializing in tourism and food. He joined CBC London Morning to talk about the county north of London, Ont., known as 'Ontario's West Coast.'
Here are his top three picks for a Huron County road trip.
1. A day at the beach
"It's time for a day at the beach and Huron County has 100 kilometres of Lake Huron shoreline and 15 public beaches for you to enjoy," said Sickinger. "I'd start with Goderich, and it's because Goderich has three beaches for the price of one."
There's the Main Beach, St. Christopher's Beach, which is dog-friendly, and Rotary Cove, which has playgrounds for children. There's a boardwalk that spans the entire shoreline and features washrooms and places to eat. There are fees for parking.
"Goderich also has something they call the double sunset," said Sickinger. "If you are watching the sunset from Rotary Cove, you can watch the sun go down the horizon. Then you can quickly run up the stairs to the bluff where the lighthouse is, and you can watch it again."
2. The Vine and Ale Trail
After a day at the beach, what says Canadian summer like drinks on a patio with friends?
"So Huron County's got you covered there. Our Vine and Ale Trail is a trail of our six wineries, six breweries and one cidery," said Sickinger. "Most of the wineries and breweries have live musical entertainment and parings with local food during the summer months."
The Wine and Vine Trail features wineries and breweries that span from Grand Bend, through Bayfield and north to Goderich, along with stops in Blyth and Vanastra. It's not a hiking a trail, so visitors will have to plan for a designated driver.
3. Get outside and play
Huron County has 36 free public trails in the region, including the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail known as the G2G Rail Trail, which runs 132 kilometres along a former rail line.
"It is very flat in most of the area and nicely surfaced, so it's a fully accessible trail," said Sickinger. "It started with hikers and walkers, but has exploded since 2020 with cyclists. So it's a multi-use trail that's very popular and gets you off the busy roads."
The largest G2G trailheads in the county are in Walton, Blyth, Auburn and Goderich.
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How will Lake Huron's shoreline look in 100 years? Here's the map
Pounding waves, lack of ice are accelerating erosion on Great Lakes, researchers in southern Ontario sayShoreline change is a problem plaguing many communities on the Great Lakes, as locals watch sections of it slip into the water.Now, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority in southwestern Ontario has created urgently needed maps showing the huge impact of these shifts in temperatures and weather — large swaths of Lake Huron's shoreline could be under water in 100 years, including cottages, waterfronts and a marina....
Pounding waves, lack of ice are accelerating erosion on Great Lakes, researchers in southern Ontario say
Shoreline change is a problem plaguing many communities on the Great Lakes, as locals watch sections of it slip into the water.
Now, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority in southwestern Ontario has created urgently needed maps showing the huge impact of these shifts in temperatures and weather — large swaths of Lake Huron's shoreline could be under water in 100 years, including cottages, waterfronts and a marina.
"It's really, to me, the most jarring thing to see," said Patrick Huber-Kidby about land that's already gone.
Huber-Kidby is supervisor of planning and regulations with the conservation authority, located along the southeastern edge of Lake Huron north of London.
The maps are for municipalities and the county to have better information for future planning, and they're also sharing them with the public
Huber-Kidby said homeowners, cottagers and others living on the lake have "seen how much land has disappeared: 10, 20 metres in some areas. It's an area of land as deep as some people's subdivision lots that's gone now, that's in the lake."
See the map here.
To build the map, the authority spent three years consulting with geoscientists and engineers, gathering detailed elevation information and wave modelling.
Putting a price on shoreline hazard
Reaction from people on the shoreline is mixed, said Huber-Kidby.
Some landowners and cottagers are looking for ways to slow the erosion, asking, "What can I plant, how can I build, what can I do to not have this be an issue for me in the future?"
Others are "quite passive," he said, recognizing it's a dynamic shoreline that's moving inland.
"They just say, 'Well, it looks like based on the mapping, I've got another 20 years, 30 years, maybe another 50 years with my cottage. That's it.
"The best thing, really, is to move outside the hazard," he said. "In an ideal scenario, there's room for those cottages to simply move back. As the land disappears into the lake, there is room to literally pick the cottage up and move it back, outside that hazard."
Researchers are trying to capture the dollar value of what's at risk. They're gathering property values for lands, buildings and infrastructure to get a picture of the anticipated tens of millions of dollars inside the erosion hazard line.
Water levels up, lake ice down
The bluffs found along southeastern Lake Huron — one of the areas that will be hardest hit by rapid erosion — were laid down by glaciers thousands of years ago and are slowly being eroded by waves, said Chris Houser, vice-president for research and innovation at the University of Windsor.
"We're just on this point where we've developed on them. As they accelerate, we're going to see that damage."
Those waves have more opportunity to pummel the shoreline for two reasons:
"If for less of the year they have that natural protection in the winter, they're getting hit with more waves. They getting hit with more energy — and they're eroding more as a consequence," he said.
Bringing new voices to the table
With an improved map and updated data, Huber-Kidby hopes the region will be better equipped to make good decisions.
While municipalities and cottage associations have historically been considered stakeholders, he said the conservation authority is trying to bring new voices to the table, reaching out to Indigenous communities, educators, researchers, engineers and other groups.
"A number of families have been out there for multiple generations," so could have valuable input, Huber-Kidby said.
"They're on these shorelines. They've seen these storms. They're really on the forefront of seeing these impacts."
Getting a snapshot of possible rapid bluff retreat is a priority, with other conservation authorities reaching out to Maitland Valley to replicate their modelling.
Huber-Kidby said the difference was using climate change forecasting.
"It's an actual element of the mapping; it affects where lines are on the map, Historically, climate change was in there, but a paragraph at the end of a report — it's not good enough anymore."
For now, a map in hand can help with the path forward.
"These systems are dynamic," said Houser, who is researching changes to Lake Erie's north shore to get a snapshot of how sediment is moving.
"So we can harden the shoreline,we can plant dune grass, we can do nature-based solutions. But it's still going to be changing.
"Are the lakes going to increase because there's going to be more precipitation? Are the lakes going to decrease because we're going to go into greater and greater drought? We don't know," he said.
"What we need to be able to do is say, 'This is a very dynamic coast. It's going to change into the future.' We need to make sure that we are ... working on that coast, that we are living on that coast, in a way that recognizes that change."
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California tries to harness megastorm floods to ease crippling droughts
HURON, Calif., Nov 15 (Reuters) - The land along the Arroyo Pasajero Creek, halfway between Sacramento and Los Angeles, is too dry to farm some years and dangerously flooded in others.Amid the cycles of wet and dry — both phenomena exacerbated by climate change — a coalition of local farmers and the nearby city of Huron are trying to turn former hemp and tomato fields into massive receptacles that can hold water as it percolates into the ground during wet years.This project and others like it across California's Cen...
HURON, Calif., Nov 15 (Reuters) - The land along the Arroyo Pasajero Creek, halfway between Sacramento and Los Angeles, is too dry to farm some years and dangerously flooded in others.
Amid the cycles of wet and dry — both phenomena exacerbated by climate change — a coalition of local farmers and the nearby city of Huron are trying to turn former hemp and tomato fields into massive receptacles that can hold water as it percolates into the ground during wet years.
This project and others like it across California's Central Valley breadbasket aim to capture floodwaters that would otherwise rush out to the sea, or damage towns, cities and crops.
Traditional water storage in the form of damming rivers to create reservoirs damages the environment.
With parts of California suffering a historic drought, water was so scarce in the Central Valley this year that Huron was allocated only a quarter of the water it was contracted to receive from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The city, one of California's poorest, had to buy water on the open market, raising residents' bills, said engineering consultant Alfonso Manrique.
The new project, known as a recharge system, turns unused fields into large ponds to hold water so that it can percolate into the porous rock and earth below, creating or restoring an aquifer rather than rushing to the sea.The city is building a new well to be fed from the aquifer, Manrique said.
Capturing runoff will also help protect the city of less than 7,000 people from catastrophic floods.
The project near Huron is one of about 340 recharge systems that have been proposed by water agencies in California - enough to store 2.2 million acre-feet by 2030 if they all are built, the state Department of Water Resources said. That's enough for 4.4 million households for a year.
"I'm hoping we can make water more affordable for our residents," said Huron Mayor Rey Leon.
Outside the United States, countries including India are also beginning to increase the use of recharge ponds to store water in natural or human-made aquifers. Water use and resilience is among the topics being discussed by world leaders at the United Nations COP27 climate summit in Egypt this month.
While the idea of storing water underground is not new, a recent California law regulating groundwater use has spurred a spate of projects that the state is helping to fund.
In the small community of Okieville about 40 miles (65 km) east of Huron, the Tulare Irrigation District is building a new recharge pond on land purchased from a local farmer, said Aaron Fukuda, who is the district's general manager.
A number of Okieville residents ran out of potable water during the state's last big drought, which lasted from 2012 through 2016. The new pond, on about 20 acres of former farmland , will help to guide water underground to store it for residents as well as agriculture.
The project costs about $2 million, including about $1.8 million in state grants.
In addition to the comparatively small projects being built by rural water districts and farmers, the massive Metropolitan Water District, a regional water wholesaler that serves Southern and parts of Central California, is building a 1,500-acre recharge pond in the high desert near Palmdale, in partnership with local water authorities.
California's complex networks of reservoirs, rivers and aqueducts were viewed as engineering marvels when the state and federal government built them in the mid-20th century.
But the system relied on damming and diverting rivers, and flooding canyons, damaging their ecosystems. The last big dam was built in 1980. Since then the state's population has nearly doubled to 40 million residents.
California's agricultural economy, one of the largest in the world, relies largely on irrigation to water its crops, further taxing the system.
Now, new reservoirs are hard to approve and expensive to build. The underground storage projects, according to Ann Hayden, water expert at the Environmental Defense Fund, "are going to be easier to finance, they're going to be easier to permit and they're going to get more public support."
These human-made aquifers and underground water banks will not solve all of California's water problems, but they can make a significant dent, said Sarah Woolf, a water consultant whose family owns some of the farmland being used for the Huron project.
There's room below the agricultural land that will be served by the Huron project to store 1 million acre-feet of water, or about 326 billion gallons - enough to serve 2 million households for a year.
"These are needed all over the place," Woolf said.