Last Hurrah for Lake Red Bluff

The final days to enjoy Lake Red Bluff are getting closer with the last full day of the lake being Wednesday.

In June, the gates of the Red Bluff Diversion Dam were lowered for the last time, allowing for two and half months of recreation on the lake this summer.

Come Thursday morning the gates will be raised for the last time.

Once up, the gates will be pinned in place permanently, said Pete Lucero, spokesman for the Bureau of Reclamation. While the dam will no longer be in use, there are no plans to remove the structure.

All 11 gates will be retired in the up position and will not come down again, Lucero said.

Losing the lake is a huge disappointment for kayakers Richard and Toni Winter …

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  1. Avatar rmv says:

    I must admit complete lack of knowledge about this decision.

    I DO know however when "GOVERNMENT?" makes decisions,

    IT IS(?), for the good of the people! 🙁 I mean take GLOBAL WARMING

    for example, wasn't this a real hot summer (not). Was there RECORD

    RAINFALL on the east coast last week (yes)? I DO VOTE, so i have a right to

    complain, but ARE WE HEARD? Not very well in AMERICA anymore,

    unless YOU CATOR TO SPECIAL INTRESTS, FORGOT WHERE YOU

    CAME FROM, OR WANT TO LIVE IN CARDBOARD BOXES SOON?

    2012, VOTE THE CANDIDATE, NOT THE PARTY. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    p.s. will it really save the salmon or is there another reason? (better look close?) 🙂