Updated. The state has announced its intent to shut down key reservoirs if the Legislature and a water cooperative don’t find a solution.
The preliminary report also said that the helicopter’s pilot was on his eighth and final scheduled 50-minute tour flight of the day.
The National Transportation Safety Board plans to have a preliminary report from its investigation in three weeks and the final report within two years.
The helicopter company, Safari Helicopters, has had 11 enforcement actions since 1994.
They hope the Legislature will move decisively to liberalize regulations that limit the marketing of hemp products.
Critics say a homeowner was allowed to cut down trees and brush along a popular trail in order to improve his view.