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)