May 21, 2014 5:54 PM
The Glenn County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to permanently ban alcohol on a stretch of the Sacramento River on Labor Day.
A temporary alcohol ban was put in place last year and a significant decrease in incidents was reported. In previous years as many as 15,000 people floated down the river, but last year its estimated only 3,000 people made a Labor Day tubing trip. In previous years the massive crowds combined with excessive alcohol consumption forced local law enforcement to use extra resources.
The rule applies to Glenn County land from the Highway 32 Bridge to Big Chico Creek. In February of 2011 Butte County passed a similar measure for the other side of the river.