El Dorado Irrigation District—serving people, agriculture, businesses, and the environment in El Dorado County since 1925
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Caution Recommended at Caples Creek
and Silver Fork American River
Placerville, CA . . .
The fluctuating streamflows and water levels are the result of test flow releases from Caples Lake, which are necessary to perform stream monitoring along Caples Creek. The district must conduct the stream monitoring as an environmental requirement of the federal license to operate EID’s 21-megawatt El Dorado hydroelectric project.
The results of the monitoring will be used with other information to determine which streamflow levels are necessary to meet the ecological resource objectives for Caples Creek.
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For more information, contact Deanne Kloepfer or Brian Deason at 530-622-4513 or 916-965-0930.
El Dorado Irrigation District is cautioning people to take care if they plan to visit Caples Creek or the Silver Fork American River from Monday, August 2, through Friday, August 6, 2010. Streamflows and water levels in Caples Creek and Silver Fork American River will be fluctuating and will likely make trail crossings hazardous and unusable.