Lessons from the Drought

Larry De Ridder Weather

We’re finally coming out of a seemingly endless winter. The drought appears to be over. But, have we learned any lessons when it comes to our fresh water demands? As we’re all aware, Governor Brown and various Southern California water …

Reading Nautical Charts II

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In our February 2016 issue we began a discussion on how to get the most out of your charts and chart-plotters. If you missed that article it can be accessed here. To continue the discussion, it’s important to realize that …

Reading Nautical Charts

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By Larry De Ridder We’ve received a couple of requests recently for information to help boaters interpret what their charts display. So, here goes. First off, there are four different types of charts, classed primarily by the area size they …

Pending Golden State Water Projects

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On the North Coast we are far enough away from two pending State water projects that we don’t hear much of them. Nevertheless, both have the potential to seriously impact our salmon fishing. As to whether the impacts will be …