MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2022
Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD or District) is pleased to report that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has completed the repairs to the Main Tuolumne Canal (MTC) flume that was damaged by a fallen tree during the storm just below Lyons Reservoir on December 28, 2021. PG&E completed repairs on December 31, 2021 and began releasing water to the MTC on the morning of January 1, 2022. In addition to the MTC damage, the districts’ own ditches suffered minor to major damage in numerous other areas. The Soulsbyville ditch suffered a berm failure, a tree fell on the Eureka Ditch Flume B and the repair is ongoing, and TUD crews continue to survey the damage, patrol, and make additional repairs all along the ditch system due to fallen trees and to remove snow and ice in an effort restore the flow of water to all customers by the end of the week. (Photo: Section 4 Ditch, Twain Harte)
TUD would like to thank all its partners who have and are aiding in this emergency response. The people of Tuolumne County have a great reputation of stepping up in times of crises. We would like to thank all the PG&E and TUD crews for their tireless work in the extreme weather through the holidays. In addition, TUD appreciates the help from its local partners Twain Harte Community Service District, Tuolumne County Roads Department, Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services, Cal-Trans and its friends across the river at Utica Power and Calaveras County Water District who offered their assistance.