SHASTA COUNTY, Calif.- The Kilarc Reservoir has been closed to th public since summer. A sign at the entrance of the lake says that PG&E had been investigating a short-term and long-term plan to restore water flow back into the Kilarc Canal.
The company, however, released a statement earlier Thursday, saying that they'll be draining the Kilarc Reservoir starting this winter.
PG&E says the company's choice to close the reservoir permanently is due to severe damage that was caused to the canal.
The company released the following statement regarding the Kilarc reservoir:
After initial efforts to repair the canal were not successful, PG&E has determined that the repair costs outweigh the economic benefit of generation at the Kilarc powerhouse.
The reservoir currently remains closed with much of it already revealing some dry spots and plenty of algae.