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White Christmas in Burney 2016

The night before the night before Christmas, it snowed. Linda and I took a drive.

When I woke up this morning

When I woke up this morning

Burney through the trees covered in snow

Burney through the trees covered in snow

Mt Burney from the vista site

Mt Burney from the vista site

Not too much snow at Hat Creek

Not too much snow at Hat Creek

Blue-eyed snowhopper

Blue-eyed snowhopper

Bug in the winter woods

Bug in the winter woods

Linda by the rocks as giant dachshund approaches

Linda by the rocks as giant dachshund approaches

Looks like the Star of Bethlehem over the metal dinosaur

Looks like the Star of Bethlehem over the metal dinosaur

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Met some skiiers

Met some skiers

Snowy giraffe in the woods

Snowy giraffe in the woods

No picnic today

No picnic today

Reflections on Baum Lake

Reflections on Baum Lake

Cassel forebay

Cassel forebay

Cassel bridge

Cassel bridge

Our friend the horse

Our friend the horse

I love this horse

I love this horse

Thank you for the very nice profile shot.jpg

Thank you for the very nice profile shot

This cow was watching us very closely

This cow was watching us very closely

Back to Burney

Back to Burney

 

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PG&E installs safety fencing in Cassel

PG&E has installed the first portion of new safety fencing by the Cassel bridge near the post office and at Cassel Forebay.

New fence by the Cassel bridge

New fence by the Cassel bridge

In May, PG&E announced that they would be installing 330 feet of railing and fencing near its Hat Creek hydroelectric canals and powerhouses near Cassel as well as at the McArthur Canal diversion at the Tule River fishing access point along the McArthur Swamp. The first phase of installation was completed in June.

Enhanced fencing at Cassel Forebay

Enhanced fencing at Cassel Forebay

The project is still ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of July.

New fence across the pond at Cassel Forebay

New fence across the pond at Cassel Forebay

According to Paul Moreno, spokesman for PG&E, “This project is PG&E’s idea.  We are taking a proactive approach across our hydroelectric system in identifying areas of potential risk to operations and to the public. In areas identified, we use a suite of controls to decrease the risk.  In this case we are proactively installing railing and fencing at select points along our canals and diversions where there are steep slopes and embankments without decreasing fishing recreation.”

Fisherwoman from Redding fishing below Cassel Bridge on July 4

Fisherwoman from Redding fishing below Cassel bridge on July 4

The canal by the bridge in Cassel and Cassel Forebay are two of the most popular fishing spots in the Hat Creek area. Many people who come to fish enjoy the easy access. The areas are regularly stocked by Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery.

A hard copy version of this article also appeared in the Mountain Echo 7/19/16

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