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.
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