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Where are the high-risk areas?

November 30, 2023

Fortunately, the large majority of the TID service area is not at risk of wildfire.  The District’s biggest risk of wildfire lies near our operations in the eastern- and western-most points of our service area.

The western most end of the District, west of Interstate 5 includes the community of Diablo Grande as well as residents along Del Puerto Canyon Road.  This area runs from the edge of the Central Valley to the crest of the Coast Range. The West Side Fire Zone contains 77 miles of overhead distribution lines and 18 miles of underground distribution lines.

At the east end of the district is the town of La Grange and the area between Don Pedro Reservoir and Turlock Reservoir.  This area is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and includes riparian vegetation on the south bank of the Tuolumne River.  The town of La Grange is located here and the area is crossed by Highway 132.  The East Side Fire Zone contains 34 miles of overhead distribution line and 35 miles of transmission line in high fire risk areas on the east side of the District.