During storms of even moderate intensity, the Elk River in Humboldt County rises above its banks and dumps torrents of mud and sand across neighboring properties and has ruined domestic water supplies, inundated vehicles, buried farmland and spilled into homes. Why does this happen?

The cause of the flooding is simple: logging. “California has a systematic and deliberate policy to flood our homes and properties for the sake of corporate profit,” Elk River resident Jesse Noell said.

Read my story in the February 15th North Bay Bohemian. >>

Deluged: Logging That Imperils CA Rivers and Residents