The operation to remove this big rig from the Feather River canceled the recreational whitewater release for last weekend. Photo submitted by the CHP

Crash cancels Feather River whitewater release

PG&E announced the increased flows for whitewater recreation, scheduled for last weekend — July 25 and 26 — in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River were canceled to allow a big rig to be pulled from the river.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Thursday, July 25 collision resulted in minor injuries, a hazmat spill and required a boat rescue by Plumas County Search and Rescue. Highway 70 was closed morning to allow removal of a big rig, but the highway is now open.