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Repairs to Start On Saddlebag Lake Leaks

Saddlebag Lake, located just east of Yosemite National Park’s eastern Tioga Pass entrance, is being drained down fairly rapidly and some rumors have been floating around as to the reason. The lake is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) hydroelectric project located on Lee Vining creek utilized by Southern California Edison to produce small-scale hydro-power. SCE issued the following statement: ...

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County Says Cedar Valley Dam Not In Danger Of Failure

CEDAR VALLEY — With all the concern generated by media reports yesterday that the earthen dam in Cedar Valley was in imminent danger of failure, we followed up with Madera County Public Works to find out what is really going on. Ahmad Alkhayyat is the Director of Public Works for Madera County. We asked Alkhayyat about media reports that the earthen ...

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PG&E Monitoring Water Flow At Bass Lake Dam

BASS LAKE — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning that flows from the Crane Valley Dam spillway will continue and likely increase as unusual amounts of rain fall in the area. The dam is functioning as designed, says PG&E, who notes they are carefully monitoring Crane Valley to ensure safe operation of the hydro facility. “Due to the ...

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