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Middle Fork American River at French Meadows Inlet

Annual Maintenance

Placer County Water Agency conducts routine annual maintenance in the Middle Fork American River area during October and November. This helps maintain the hydroelectric generation units as part of the Middle Fork Project.

Outages may affect angling, hiking, equestrian riding and whitewater rafting. Check the events page for more information Events.

Fall Outage Dates 2022

10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022

The Middle Fork, Ralston, and Oxbow Powerhouses are scheduled to be offline for the 2022 annual fall maintenance starting 10/1/2022 through 10/31/2022 - back online 11/1/2022. This is a CAISO approved planned outage.

Maintenance is an integral part of preserving the long-term reliability of critical energy resources throughout California's electrical grid during peak demand periods. The Middle Fork Project is the eighth largest public power project in California.


144 Ferguson Rd.

Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-4850

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