By Paul Moreno
BURNEY — PG&E is making safety improvements along a road next to the Hat 2 canal in eastern Shasta County. The area is closed to public access for about six weeks until the project is completed.
A contractor for PG&E will reshape steep bluffs alongside the canal road to reduce the chance of rock falls, slides and other hazards, which pose a safety risk and could put debris into the canal.
To safely do this work, PG&E this week closed public access to the Hat. 2 canal through about Oct. 20.
The Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 2 Road is closed beyond the four-way intersection with Guest Ranch Road. Due to the road closure, the public will be unable to drive or walk into the area to reach the Hat 2 canal and the northern end of Baum Lake.
Plenty of other fishing areas, such as Hat Creek, most of Baum Lake and areas near Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 1 and its forebay and canal, are still accessible and available for public use.
The Hat 2 canal provides water to generate hydroelectric power at PG&E’s Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 2.
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