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Drought to impact 2014 fairs

The statewide drought is impacting two of the season’s most popular local events — the Mother Lode Roundup and the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Roundup organizers are working with Tuolumne Utilities District to find alternative water sources to dampen the arena for the event’s signature rodeo, said Mother Lode Fairgrounds manager Forrest White.

The Roundup’s rodeo will be held May 10 and 11 at the fairgrounds in Sonora.

Just days later, the Calaveras County Fair — to be held May 15 to 18 in Angels Camp — will conserve water a variety of ways. 

Those efforts include only using a water truck when “absolutely necessary,” such as dampening the arena before the rodeo and destruction derby, said Laurie Giannini, fair manager.

Officials also plan to limit the hours the fair will run its “water features,” including a large water wheel. 

 

For the complete story, see the April 29, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.      


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