Posted on March 20, 2013

Placer County: PG&E’s Dam Safety Campaign Adds Two Open Houses

PG&E has scheduled two more open houses as part of its public outreach to residents and business owners immediately downstream of its dams.

The campaign is to alert people in dam inundation areas about the importance of having an evacuation plan and recognizing signs of a dam breach.

PG&E had previously scheduled an open house on Thursday (March 21) in Jackson in Amador County. That open house will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Holiday Inn at 101 Clinton Road.

New open houses are scheduled for Placer County:

  • March 28 in Colfax at City Hall (33 S. Main St.) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • April 4 in Auburn at the Holiday Inn (120 Grass Valley Highway) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The safety campaign is a nationwide initiative by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for hydroelectric dam owners to better inform people downstream of dams and is not a reflection of dam conditions.

PG&E also is mailing brochures to residences and businesses within the potential flood inundation areas, mostly in sparsely populated areas. The brochures include information on how to recognize potential warning signs in the unlikely event of a dam failure, including rapidly changing river or stream conditions such as increased water speed or depth.

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