I use the USGS map for questions like this. I'm no authority on earthquake fault lines, but they are. I've attached a link below. You can select a portion of the map and zoom in to get a better sense of recent activity. Whatever tomorrow may bring is uncertain. I'm not aware of any reliable earthquake or volcanic forecasting.... more
Hi, you can call Conners drilling or there is also a great guy named Tony Ewing. You can look them up in the Alturas phone book.
Hope this helped you out.
Have a great Holiday!
Nadene Berryessa... more
A couple of corrections to your comment on Modoc Recreational Estates. Dues for 2008 were $30 per parcel for the year. That fee includes road and park maintenance. Also, taxes are at 1% for assessed value plus approximately $100 per parcel for things like library assessment and transfer station (dump) assessment.... more
Alturas is a small town, and as such, is a slower market than some areas of California. It would depend on what you plan to build and your intent. There is a call for new, nice quality homes in our area, but be careful not to overbuild the neighborhood and be sure that the area you choose to build, is an area that is going to appeal to the masses. Another consideration is to buy/build while prices are down and place your property on the market when the market warms back up. Evelyn has a valid point that we do have A LOT of land here that is unbuildable or unaccessible, so make sure you do your homework. The link that Cindi Hagley posted would be helpful if you were building in the City of Alturas, but most of the available land is in subdivisions that are subject to County of Modoc Building codes, as well as any CC&Rs that may effect the particular parcel. If you are considering purchasing vacant land with the intent to resell it for a profit undeveloped, I would advise you to do your research. - Heather L Salazar... more