Drones over ‘Eagle’ fire negatively affected fire suppression efforts

LAKE MATHEWS – During the “Eagle” Fire near Lake Mathews in Riverside County, a privately-operated drone was spotted over the fire area, causing a ten-minute suspension in aerial firefighting operations. A second drone was spotted again over the fire after firefighting aircraft returned to Ryan Air Attack Base. Aerial firefighting aircraft, such as air tankers […]

RIVERSIDE: Lake Mathews fire close to containment

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters today were close to completely containing a 390-acre brushfire near Lake Mathews. About 205 firefighters and four air tankers battled the blaze overnight and had it 90 percent contained this morning, with full containment expected by noon. There was no word on what sparked the non-injury blaze, which was reported at 4:55 […]

Metropolitan Water District authorizes Lake Mathews infrastructure rehabilitation projects

The March 14 board meeting of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California included the approval of three infrastructure rehabilitation projects at Lake Mathews. One project will rehabilitate the electrical distribution system at Lake Mathews, a second project will repair the Lake Mathews forebay and the third project will repair portions of the hydroelectric plant’s concrete […]

MWD authorizes Cingular lease at Lake Mathews

MWD authorizes Cingular lease at Lake Mathews

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California authorized a lease with New Cingular Wireless which will allow telecommunications equipment on MWD’s Lake Mathews property. During the Feb. 14 meeting the MWD board approved a lease for a five-year initial term and two five-year renewal options. The initial annual rent will be $24,600, and Cingular will also […]

Arrest warrants sought for owners in Pitbull cruelty case

Arrest warrants sought for owners in Pitbull cruelty case

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Animal Services is pursuing arrest warrants for the owners of the dogs that were discovered in emaciated condition at a property near Lake Mathews recently. Animal control officers impounded 27 dogs, many of them suffering from emaciated conditions and severe dehydration. Another 11 dogs had already died at the property. Those […]

MWD approves copper sulfate storage facilities at Lake Skinner and Lake Mathews

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be constructing copper sulfate storage facilities at Lake Skinner and Lake Mathews. MWD’s June 9 board vote authorized the construction of the structures while appropriating $650,000 for the work and finding the construction to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. Algae blooms can create […]