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Caltrans Using Salt Brine to Rapidly Melt Ice, Snow on Eastern Sierra Highways and Make Winter Driving Safer
Mixture of water and sea salt is 20 times more effective than salt alone, better for environment, and cost effective
BISHOP – For the first time in Mono and Inyo counties, Caltrans has begun using an anti-icing solution called salt brine on state highways in the Eastern Sierra that melts snow more quickly and reduces the chance of dangerous ice forming on the pavement.
“This is a win for everyone. We’re making winter driving safer for the public, and we’re also saving taxpayers money,” said Caltrans Director 9 Tom Hallenback. “It takes four times less salt to prevent ice from forming than to remove the ice after it has formed.”
Salt brine is also more environmentally-friendly – one-third less salt is used in the mixture when compared with other methods – and highways and bridges treated with brine will resist frost for several days per application. This decreases the length of time chain controls are in effect, the amount of traction sand used, and highway workers’ exposure to moving traffic.
Caltrans sprays the solution onto a highway prior to the arrival of a winter storm – a proactive approach to winter road maintenance called anti-icing. In the same way that a light coat of cooking oil in a frying pan prevents food from sticking, the salt brine treatment prevents significant amounts of ice from building up on highways, making them easier to plow.
For more information, please visit Caltrans’ winter operations Web page
City of Bishop Public Works (Public Works Superintendent, Deston Dishion)
The City of Bishop Public Works Department will be burning tules at the Sewer Ponds east of Bishop.
This work will start Thursday March 6th and continue through Friday March 14th when weather conditions permit. This work is part of normal maintenance to enhance the treatment of the city’s waste water. Great Basin Air Pollution Control District, Local Fire Departments and Bishop Police Department are involved with this burn so please do not call if you see the large plume of smoke.
Thank you in advance,
Deston Dishion, City of Bishop Public Works Superintendent
FECM Annual Meeting Spotlights History of Death Valley Tourism
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Eastern California Museum on Saturday, March 8, will feature a potluck and a presentation on the History and Development of Tourism in Death Valley.
The event is free and open to the public and starts with a reception at 4 p.m. the Eastern California Museum. The potluck starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Independence Legion Hall, followed by the presentation.
When: Sat., Mar. 8 (4pm)
Where: Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., Independence
ESAS Scholarship Opportunity
Calling all Graduating Senior High School Students!
Are you a high school senior, or do you know a senior, who is interested in applying for the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society’s 2014 scholarships? Two, $500.00 scholarships will be awarded, one to a Mono County and one to an Inyo County senior.
We are looking for someone who has demonstrated through current study and activities and whose future studies , volunteer work and career ambitions will promote the National Audubon Society’s mission:
“To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”
You can be studying either art, science, education, advocacy, habitat conservation, journalism, literature, law, public policy, environmental justice or outdoor recreation (or maybe something we haven’t thought of!) Volunteer work as a student is a plus but not a requirement. Qualified applicants are required to attend college/higher education full-time starting in Fall 2014-2015.
On-line applications are available at: http://esaudubon.org/education/scholarships/index.php
We welcome you to apply for this special opportunity and will be accepting applications until Friday May 9, 2014. Deadline has to be strictly enforced so we can meet our deadlines with your school.
For more information, contact Roberta Lagomarsini: 760.872.7846
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