Fire mitigation efforts got underway in the Salinas Riverbed Wednesday morning after approval was granted to implement the Salinas Riverbed Emergency Plan.
Paso Robles city staff met with the Central Coast Regional Water Board Tuesday morning to come up with the plan to clear the overgrowth of dry brush and vegetation after a devastating fire destroyed 2 homes and damaged 9 others.
The work began at 6 a.m. off of Sulfur Springs Road. It consisted of equipment mowing, manual weed whacking and additional mastication to expand the depth of the firebreak throughout the river.
Portions of the River Walk are being closed to the public while equipment is operating in nearby areas.