Friday August 25, 2023

Chico Enterprise-Record

Improvements to water quality in Butte Creek have been observed since a large soil slump accumulated Aug. 10 from water escaping downhill from a breach in the Butte Canal near Centerville.

PG&E Marketing and Communications Manager Paul Moreno said the large soil slump was observed Aug. 14 to have ceased adding turbidity to the creek, and monitors in the water have since shown turbidity continues to clear.

The Butte Canal breach  continues to be under investigation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to Peter Tira, information officer for CDFW.

PG&E is also continuing an investigation into the cause of the canal breach, but has not reached a conclusion yet, according to Moreno.

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