PG&E Canyon Dam maintenance project requires closure of day-use area on Highway 89

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is performing maintenance on a water gate at Lake Almanor’s, Canyon Dam Low Level Outlet Tower this summer.

The only access for PG&E equipment and materials onto the spillway is through the Canyon Dam Day-Use Area.  For general safety of the public, starting today, Tuesday, June 4, PG&E’s Canyon Dam Day-Use Area will be closed for approximately four to six weeks.

After July 4, this day-use area will be partially open with restrooms accessible except for occasional complete closures of the day use area. The facility will fully reopen after the project is completed later this summer.

PG&E’s Canyon Dam Day-Use Area is along Highway 89, just east of the dam.

PG&E’s vast hydropower system is built along 11 river basins stretching about 400 miles. The system uses water from more than 100 reservoirs, mostly located in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. PG&E’s 61 powerhouses produce about 3,800 megawatts of power.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and