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P G & E To Provide Dam Information

It is a rare occasion when a dam floods, but it is still possible. Because of that, P-G-and-E will be holding meetings in the next couple of weeks to inform those who live near the utility’s dams and reservoirs…

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Spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers says you can also learn about the importance of having an evacuation plan, and how to recognize signs of a dam breach. The meetings are part of new federal regulations. Ehlers says letters were sent out to people who live in what are called ‘potential flood inundation areas’…

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There are six dams in Placer and Nevada Counties, including the Spaulding Dam in Nevada County, and the Rock Creek, Halsey Afterbay and Wise Forebay Dams near Auburn. One of the meetings is Thursday in Colfax at the City Hall Building. There will also be a meeting in Auburn at the Holiday Inn April 4. Both are an open house type where you can drop by anytime, from 5 to 8pm.

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