Geyser proclaimed county emergency

Caltrans is working on mitigating a migrating mud-pot geyser 5 miles northwest of Niland that would impact traffic on State Route 111. COURTESY PHOTO CALTRANS

NILAND — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted and extended the proclamation of a local emergency in the county for an active and potentially damaging mud-pot geyser 5 miles northwest of Niland.

Caltrans Senior Transportation Engineer Shawn Rizzutto provided the board with information on the mud pot, which has moved closer to California Highway 111.

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