Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River in Plumas County over the weekend of October 27-28, the company announced today.
Prior to the increase, flows in the Rock Creek Reach will be about 210 cubic feet per second (cfs). Starting at about 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, PG&E will gradually increase water flows until it reaches 800 cfs, about three hours later. The flows will be held at 800 cfs until about 3 p.m. that day as flows are gradually reduced to 700 cfs.
On Sunday, October 28 starting at about 1 p.m., flows will be gradually decreased until flows reach about 210 cfs later that day. Those recreating in or near the river are encouraged to use extra caution during the increased flows.
The Rock Creek Reach is the 8.3-mile portion of the North Fork of the Feather River in the Plumas National Forest between PG&E’s Rock Creek Dam and the Rock Creek Powerhouse near Storrie.
The recreational flows are done in cooperation with American Whitewater and the Rock Creek – Cresta Ecological Resource Committee. The recreational flows were postponed from late August due to the Chips Fire, which began July 31 and was fully contained on Aug. 31.