Over the next few weeks, motorists should expect additional truck traffic on the roads leading to the dam construction site. (continue reading…)

PG&E will provide a community update on the Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Project as the second agenda item of Madera County Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2011. (continue reading…)

Brian Wilkinson

Area drivers can expect to see more than 600 truckloads of rock on Mountain Area roads during August as the $60-million construction project to strengthen the dam at Bass Lake continues.

Starting Aug. 1, about 32 truckloads per day, Monday through Friday, will be transporting 28,000 tons of rock to the site from the Raymond Granite Quarry to augment rock supplied by the 8-acre Wishon rock quarry that was developed near the dam, according to Pacific Gas & Electric spokesman Paul Moreno.

Construction has been underway during the past four months on the Crane Valley Dam Seismic Retrofit Project. As of today, construction efforts are visible on most areas of the dam. Over the next few weeks, the following additional construction activities will be noticeable in and around Bass Lake: (continue reading…)

To complete the seismic retrofit at Crane Valley Dam, certain construction activities require Bass Lake to be drawn down to below normal winter levels. (continue reading…)

The blasting operations for the quarry scheduled to begin on February 2, 2011 are postponed.  The blasting will commence within the following two weeks.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The following are public safety procedures prior to and during blasting activities to ensure public safety near the quarry: (continue reading…)

In recent months, PG&E has developed a quarry to produce the rock materials needed for the seismic retrofit of the dam. The quarry is located west of Road 222 near Crane Valley Dam. This notice is to inform the community that blasting operations at the quarry will begin on February 2, 2011. (continue reading…)

Beginning this week, residents of the Bass Lake area will begin to see increased activity of construction personnel and arrival of construction related equipment near the Crane Valley Dam area on PG&E property. This mobilization of personnel and equipment is in preparation for the start of the first phase of the Crane Valley Dam Retrofit Project set to begin on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. (continue reading…)

On August 4, 2010 the public comment period on the Draft EIR ended which completes another milestone moving the Crane Valley Dam Retrofit Project forward. The lead agency coordinating the environmental review is the Department of Dam Safety (DSOD). (continue reading…)

The USFS Decision Notice made a determination to implement actions required to establish a new quarry near the old Wishon Quarry to provide rock needed for the Crane Valley Seismic Retrofit Project. The quarry project will require quarry operations generating up to 300,000 cubic yards of rock and necessitate timber removal, road improvements and water diversion during the retrofit construction. (continue reading…)