This update is to inform you that PG&E will not start generating its system (water release) until September 3, 2014, and will be shutting down its system down on approximately September 18, 2014. The delay in starting the generating system (water release) is due to the Lake already dropping (because of very low inflows, the required minimum in-stream flow release, and evaporation) to within one (1) foot of the previous end-of-August target date.
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There is plenty of water for boating, fishing, and water
sports. Come on up and have some fun, get out of the
Eastern Madera County Weekend Events:
Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, 2014
Tioga Road opens for the season on Friday, May 2 at 12 noon
Daily through May 11
- Sierra Art Trails Exhibit: “Valley Views: Yosemite Trails, Currents & Visions
Friday, May 2
- Cinco de Mayo Luncheon at Oakhurst Community Center presented by La Sierra Guild to benefit Children’s Hospital
Saturday, May 3
- Volunteer Expo at Oakhurst Community Center, 9 am
- Wine-Cheese-Music & Art at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, 4:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4
- Bass Lake Fishing Derby
- Coarsegold Rodeo
- Madera Wine Trail celebrates the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary
- Valley Tales special presentation at Stellar Gallery as part of the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary – 7 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday **Advance reservations are required**
- North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre presents “Silvalinda,” an original production, at Kennedy Hall, North Fork Elementary School, 7 pm both nights
Information provided by Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau. For additional details, please contact:
Visitor Center Coordinator
YOSEMITE SIERRA VISITORS BUREAU
40637 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
559/683-4636 * Fax 559/683-5697
As usual, the annual 2014 Bass Lake Fishing Derby will be held at Bass Lake, this year on May 3rd and 4th.
The fishing derby should be a rousing success, with the stocking of trophy sized trout and bass several times this spring. For a video, visit:
The lake level will be less than full due to below normal amounts of rain and snow; however, Bass Lake will be far better off than many other California lakes.
The Fishing Derby will be held on May 3rd and 4th, 2014.
Information below is courtesy of the Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau: It’s wet out there (and WHITE in some areas)! There is chain control on Hwys 41 and 120W inside Yosemite, although none on 140 and Yosemite Valley Roads, nor on Hwy 41 to the park entrance. The next storm is due to hit tonight/tomorrow and is rumored to be twice as strong as last night’s, with wind in the mix.
Here’s a link to the Yosemite Conservancy High Sierra webcam: http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/high-sierra#.Uw9xTYXjKt8
Here’s a link to the Big Creek Inn (Fish Camp) webcam: http://www.yosemiteinn.com/meadowcam.htm
From Judy at Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau:
20% chance of thunderstorms beginning today through Monday
What can I say except “I’m sorry.”
After 10 days of telling folks there’s been no smoke in Yosemite Valley . . . the smoke has arrived. Here’s the link to the High Sierra webcam: www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/high-sierra
We also have a lot of smoke in the Oakhurst area, and I assume that extends over to North Fork and down to Coarsegold.
Only road closure still is Hwy 120. There is NO access to Highway 395/Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes/South Lake Tahoe via Tioga Road. Tioga Road will remain closed through Labor Day at least.
I sent out a map showing alternate routes yesterday. If you need a copy of that, let me know.
All Yosemite Valley facilities, as well as those at Glacier Point, Wawona and Mariposa Grove are open for business as usual. There has been virtually no degradation of air quality except in the immediate area of the fire in the extreme northwest corner of the park (the Big Oak Flat entrance area). Although the fire has consumed some 193,000 acres to this point (8/29), only 45,000 of those are in Yosemite, and virtually all of those are in wilderness area. **Visit the links at the end of this report for extensive information about the fire and about conditions in Yosemite**
ACTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – Coarsegold Peddlers’ Fair, Coarsegold Village
Saturday, August 31 – 5 pm – Moonlight Special (dinner, train ride, entertainment) at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Saturday, August 31 – 7 pm – An Evening of Melodrama, Golden Chain Theatre
The following are some links for the latest information regarding facilities and roads in and around Yosemite National Park:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/rimfire.htm – this is information disseminated by Yosemite National Park about current conditions in the park
www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams – this is a link to real-time webcams which show up-to-the-moment conditions in various places in and around Yosemite Valley
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3660 – this is the most current fire information, distributed by Cal Fire
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.740440263399826&lon=-119.57000088867187#.Uh_QSj_W5K8 – link for Yosemite Valley weather conditions
http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi – California road conditions
- Highway 120W (Big Oak Flat entrance) from 3.2 miles east of Groveland to 6 miles
- Tioga Road is closed temporarily from Crane Flat to Yosemite Creek picnic area – You cannot currently get from Yosemite Valley to Lee Vining/Mono Lake/Mammoth Lakes via Hwy 120E/Tioga Road
- Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat store and campground, Tamarack Flat CG, White Wolf store and CG,
Yosemite Creek CG
- Hetch Hetchy Road and environs
If you have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help make your visit to our area a rousing success.
Visitor Center Coordinator
YOSEMITE SIERRA VISITORS BUREAU
40637 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
559/683-4636 * Fax 559/683-5697
Here is the latest information on road closures within Yosemite National Park.
Most roads remain open, and smoke is not an issue on the valley floor or at Bass Lake. The winds are blowing the smoke north and east.
Road & Weather Conditions
As of Thursday, August 29, 2013
Road conditions will not be reprinted unless there is a change.
INSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - 209-372-0200
Tioga Pass Road (Hwy 120E) CLOSED at least through Labor Day from Crane Flat to just beyond White Wolf. There is no access to Lee Vining/Mono Lake from Yosemite Valley.
Glacier Point Road OPEN
Mariposa Grove Road OPEN
Big Oak Flat Road /120W CLOSED IS CLOSED FROM 3.2 MI EAST OF GROVELAND THE NORTH JCT OF SR 49 TO 6 MI WEST OF THE YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK BOUNDARY (TUOLUMNE CO) - DUE TO A WILD FIRE - A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE
Hetch Hetchy CLOSED due to fire
Yosemite Valley Roads OPEN
Hwy 140 into Yosemite OPEN
Highway 41 (Wawona Rd) OPEN
OUTSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – CAL TRANS 800-427-7623
120 Westbound OPEN (West of Groveland)
108 (Sonora Pass) OPEN (Monitor status)
4 (Ebbets Pass) OPEN
89 (Monitor Pass) OPEN
80 (Donner Pass) OPEN
88 (Carson Pass) OPEN
50 (Echo Summit) OPEN
180 (Kings Canyon) OPEN
THE GENERALS HIGHWAY BETWEEN KINGS CANYON AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK IS OPEN
HWY180 IS OPEN INTO KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
198 (Sequoia) OPEN (for info. call 559-565-3341 Press 1 then 1 again)
5 (Grapevine) OPEN
58 (Tehachapi) OPEN
A quick reminder: the bloodmobile will be at our
Bass Lake Realty office in the Pines Village at Bass
Lake tomorrow, Tuesday January 22nd, from 11 am to 2 pm.
There are still spots left where you may sign up for a specific time.
If you are able to donate, we would appreciate the support.
It is critical to replenish blood supplies this time of year.
If you cannot donate, please share this information with friends, family, coworkers, etc. Thanks so much!
I thought I would share Bass Lake water Sports’ most recent newsletter,
courtesy of Tom Tuso. It includes good information on Bass Lake for
homeowners and visitors alike:
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year,
We sincerely hope your Holidays bring joy and happiness to you and your loved ones. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to those in need. Bass Lake Water Sports will continue to do its part to donate to those less fortunate. We are proud to be able to help The Manna House, Toys for Tots and several YHS projects this year and for years to come.
What an exciting year we have in front of us. Rain and snow is helping give us the confidence we need to expect a full lake for 2013 (well, that and a little help from PG&E). I will be surprised, based on the rainfall and expected rainfall, if we don’t see a full lake and a great year along with it. PG&E, along with the Department of Fish and Game are stocking more trout than I have ever seen from our ramp. They have stocked 5 thousand pounds of trout already, and I was informed more is on its way. These are not just catchable trout, but ‘trophy’ trout, 12”-16” and plenty of them. Fishing should be ‘off the hook’ this year, so bring the kids and the poles.
Bass Lake Water Sports is now part of the commercial properties in The Pines Village (Market, deli, banquets, weddings, bar, and the shops). We are excited about this merger, and look forward to bringing you new ways to enjoy your home and our ‘town’ in Bass Lake. As always, The Homeowners discount of 10% will continue in The Pines Market, and the 20% discount at Bass Lake Water Sports for any boat rental or store item, as well as the 20 cents off per gallon of gas at the Marina will continue. Our ‘club’ members enjoy additional discounts and use of our facilities (such as free showers, preferred parking, and freebies such as ice cream and t-shirts from time to time), so join the FREE club as soon as possible and get ‘stuff’ free! Look for additional discounts that will be offered to homeowners such as discounts on weddings or banquet facilities use, cover charges, lunch specials in our NEW deli restaurant, and discounts on the shops. We will also be opening a full scale SURF CLOTHING SHOP, with brands such as Volcom, Hurley, Reef, Sanuk and O’Neill just to name a few.
Happy Holidays and hope to see you soon,
The Tuso Family and Bass Lake Water Sports
Here is an informative update on the Debt Forgiveness and Tax Relief Extension issue, provided courtesy of Attorney Steve Beede of the BPE Law Group in Elk Grove, California, near Sacramento:
The negotiation is going fast and furious in Washington all focusing around the so-called fiscal cliff on December 31st. For well over a year, real estate owners have been focusing on two major issues: 1) will the Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief Act (“ACT”) get extended; and more recently, 2) with the Mortgage Interest Deduction (“MID”) disappear. At this point, there is no clarity.
All of the focus of Washington negotiators has been on whether the Bush era tax cuts should expire on 12/31. If so, it will mean an immediate tax increase for all. The Republicans are fighting this but recognize that more income is needed to balance the Budget. But tax increases alone cannot do it alone. Spending decreases are also required and the hot targets of these have been Medicare and Defense. Although very little is being said specifically about the ACT and the MID in the Obama – Boehner negotiations, both are very much in play.
When we spoke with the Office of Charles Rangle last week (Chair of House Banking and Finance Comm), he thought that an agreement might be reached before Christmas. That time is slipping away but a compromise is still a possibility. The House and Senate were supposed to go home on December 16th for their Holiday Recess and many have done just that. But they’re all ready to return and vote if a deal is reached. Although the negotiators appear far apart on the surface, in reality they are getting close…at least close enough to avoid some of the fiscal cliff’s immediate tax increases. So we all watch and wait.
Most analysts are now anticipating that a full deal including all the specifics will not be reached in 2012 but most likely would be reached by early to mid 2013. For the ACT, it is expected that it will get extended and that when it does, the extension will be retroactive to January 1st. For the MID, that may take much longer and would, if passed, be tied to income and other qualifiers. Nothing concerning either of these would affect your taxes for 2012. However, both of these will be of major importance to real estate owners and investors in 2013 and beyond.
Steve Beede, Founder and Managing Partner
BPE Law Group, Inc.
Main: 11140 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 300, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Satellite: 9245 Laguna Springs Dr., Suite 200, Elk Grove, CA 95758 (Appointment Only)