PG&E Closes Canyon Dam Day Use Area Through Summer

PG&E will close its Canyon Dam Day use area, a popular recreation site for many locals and visitors for the majority of the summer. PG&E will be completing some maintenance on a water channel at the bottom of Canyon Dam. They will have to have a contractor use a pipe bypass system to pump water from Lake Almanor over the dam spillway and into the North Fork Feather River below to maintain the river’s flow. Pumps will run from about mid-May to mid-August. The site will be closed through August to act as a staging area for equipment, material deliveries. The nearby public facilities will remain open, including PG&E’s Rocky Point Campground, the Lake Almanor Scenic Outlook rest stop and the Lassen National Forest’s Canyon Dam Boat Launch. Work will be ongoing all 7 days of the week to speed up the work.