Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is using helicopters to remove utility poles and power lines out of the Feather River Canyon between PG&E’s Cresta Dam and Bucks Creek Powerhouse.
Work started this week to remove about 109 wooden poles and power lines along a circuit that PG&E will underground. Customers along this circuit are served by temporary generator power until the underground power line project is complete.
Helicopters are the best method to remove the poles and wires due to the remote and steep terrain along the North Fork Feather River and Highway 70 within the Plumas National Forest.
The helicopters will operate Tuesday to Friday of each week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., until about mid to late September.
The Bucks Creek Powerhouse in Storrie is about four miles east of the Cresta Dam.