I see one of our Martin Mars water bombers from BC is at Lake Shasta helping put out fires.
Here's a video clip and photos of Hawaii Mars landing and taxing on Lake Shasta:
It was the Hawaii Mars that was in San Diego last fall helping put out the fires there.
I miss the Martin Mars water bombers. I grew up on Sproat Lake, approximately a 5 minute drive from their base. They would always fly low over my parents house when they would come in for a landing on the lake. I've been inside them a few times. They're great planes. Wish I could go for a ride.