Hell Hole Reservoir To Be Studied for Enhanced Flood Protection

From the Colfax Record. At the Oct. 18 meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors, the board approved a Memorandum of Agreement between PCWA and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) to explore the feasibility of utilizing PCWA’s Hell Hole Reservoir to mitigate the negative effects of extreme flood events in the region. The agreement, while non-binding, establishes a more formal cooperative effort to study matters of mutual interest. Specifically, PCWA and SAFCA will explore modifications to the spillway and low level outlet at Hell Hole Reservoir. The reservoir currently operates a passive spillway; modifications could allow for more storage and controlled releases in advance of severe storm events. (more)

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!