Opinion: Dixie Fire Isn’t Just Destroying Towns. California’s Water and Power Supply Is Under Threat

The Dixie Fire has consumed over 730,000 acres and is now the second largest fire in California’s history. High winds coupled with low humidity, high temperatures and drought-parched vegetation make extinguishing it a devilish challenge in such difficult terrain.

The fire destroyed much of the town of Greenville, the largest town in my valley. For weeks, I’ve gone to bed wondering if my home will still be there in the morning. But the Dixie Fire is a problem that extends well beyond the towns it continues to threaten.