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Reclamation to Perform Maintenance on Nimbus Dam Powerplant Water to be Released through Spillway Gates
Bureau of Reclamation
GOLD RIVER, Calif. From Monday, December 12, through Monday, December 19, 2016, the Bureau of Reclamation will shut down the Nimbus Dam Powerplant to perform preventative maintenance on the facility. Maintenance activities are required to satisfy North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requirements as well as Reclamation Power Recommendations for the equipment.

During the maintenance activities, 1,250 cubic feet per second will continue to be released through Nimbus Dam into the Lower American River to maintain river flows. These water releases are generally made through the powerplant for power production however, during the preventative maintenance work, the releases will be made through the spillway gates and will be visible to the public.